The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant
The Wombles will appear in Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant on Sunday 5 June.
The parade through the streets around Buckingham Palace starts at 2.30pm and finishes at approximately 5pm, and will be broadcast live on BBC One.
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant tells the story of The Queen’s 70-year reign and our transforming society.
The Wombles will be part of Act 2: The Time of Our Lives, a vibrant display of British life since 1952, moving through a transformation of popular culture over the last 70 years.
They’ll appear on a float celebrating children’s television, with six Wombles alongside the Clangers, Paddington Bear, Postman Pat, Danger Mouse, Fireman Sam, Wallace and Gromit, the Teletubbies, Peppa Pig, Shaun the Sheep, In The Night Garden’s Iggle Piggle, the Gruffalo and Peter Rabbit.
Organisers initially planned for the licensed costume characters to parade down the route, but arrangements had to be altered due to practical concerns.
David Zolkwer, the show’s director, said: “We realised that none of them can actually walk. They’re great at hugging and waving but not great at walking 3km.”
And here’s what happened…
The Teletubbies, Wallace and Gromit, Pepper Pig and Paddington Bear were among the children's characters waving at the crowds during the #platinumjubilee pageant.https://t.co/IIBZIeOAwt— Sky News (@SkyNews) June 5, 2022
📺 Sky 501, Virgin 602, Freeview 233 and YouTube pic.twitter.com/pNg8ZEVFqG
#PlatinumJubileePageant— Robert Cathles (@rjc_uk) June 5, 2022
If you can make them all out!
Iggle Piggle, Wombles, Clangers, Gruffalo, Wallace & Gromit & Sean the Sheep, Danger Mouse, Postman Pat, Fireman Sam, Peppa Pig, Paddington Bear, Peter Rabbit, Dennis The Menace, and the Teletubbies pic.twitter.com/XamM9K2IxJ
Not impressed with those Womble costumes. They weren’t supplied by me, and have nothing to do with the pop group. I say this just to defend my mum’s honour! (She made all the pop group’s costumes from the start!). They were fatter and much more fun! https://t.co/O37n8LsHxU— Mike Batt LVO #StandWithUkraine (@Mike_Batt) June 5, 2022