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All the Queen's HorsesAnt and Dec will host The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration, which will be broadcast live on ITV later this year.

This National Celebratory Event will take place in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen and will be hosted by Royal Windsor Horse Show in the private grounds of Windsor Castle. The event will see the best of British talent join more than 900 horses and 1500 participants for what promises to be a spectacular evening.

The Celebration will tell the story of The Queen’s remarkable life from her birth in 1926, through World War Two, to her Coronation in 1953 and a reign spanning more than 60 years.

Some of the biggest stars from the world of entertainment will take to the stage whilst performers in the arena will include The Oman Royal Cavalry, Chilean Huasos, The New Zealand Army Band, The Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Azerbaijan, State Carriages from The Royal Mews, The South Australian Police Band, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Fijian Army Dancers and Band, 100 Military and Commonwealth Pipers and The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment.

Ant and Dec said “We are honoured to be hosting this special celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday.  This spectacular evening will bring together some of the best known names in the entertainment world who will perform with 900 horses and 1500 participants to mark this very special birthday.

ITV’s Director of Entertainment and Comedy Elaine Bedell said “We are delighted to be celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday with this stunning evening of entertainment. With Ant and Dec hosting this special event, viewers will get to enjoy the very best of British talent along side some remarkable performers in celebration of the Queen’s landmark birthday”.

The programme has been commissioned by ITV’s Director of Entertainment and Comedy Elaine Bedell and Commissioning Editor, Entertainment, Peter Davey.  It is produced by ITV Studios and Spun Gold Television.  Lee Connolly and Sue Andrew will executive produce for ITV Studios and Nick Bullen for Spun Gold Television.  The event is organised by the organising team behind Royal Windsor Horse Show.

Just 25,000 highly sought after tickets to a very special birthday party went on sale at 9am this morning [Tuesday 24 November] and are expected to sell-out in record time.

The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration event will take place over four nights from 12th – 15th May 2016  in Home Park Private, Windsor Castle with Members of The Royal Family attending each night, including The Queen who will attend on the final night of Sunday 15th May.   The Celebration is a not for profit event and aims to create a significant surplus that will be donated to charities.

On all four nights over 900 horses and 1,500 participants from around the World will descend on the private grounds of Home Park Private, Windsor Castle. From The Queen’s birth in 1926, through World War Two, to The Queen’s Coronation in 1953 and a Reign spanning more than 60 years, the story will take us through a remarkable life.

As well as a theatrical kaleidoscope of international acts and British icons already confirmed, including The Oman Royal Cavalry, Chilean Huasos, New Zealand Army Band, Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Azerbaijan Cossack Riders, State Carriages from The Royal Mews, South Australian Police Band, The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery, The Fijian Army Dancers and Band, 100 Military and Commonwealth Pipers and The Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment, there will also be references to The Queen’s animals including her horses and ponies, her dogs and even Her Majesty’s racing pigeons.

On Sunday night the Celebration will be broadcast live on ITV in a 2 hour programme and on this evening the best of British talent from the entertainment industry will join in the Celebration.

For those not lucky enough to secure a ticket to one of the four evening shows, it is planned to also hold a pre-performance party on The Long Walk on the final evening.  5,000 free tickets will be made available through a ballot to be held early in 2016.  Crowds will be able to get the party started on the beautiful lawns leading up to Windsor Castle and highlights include:

  • The chance to see celebrities arriving on the red carpet
  • Being treated to performances from some of the displays performing in the show
  • Watching the Final performance live on giant pop-up screens with the stunning backdrop of Windsor Castle

Simon Brooks-Ward, the Celebration’s Producer & Director, said:  “We’ve been working hard to make this a most unique birthday celebration.  We’re especially delighted with our plans to offer an extra 5,000 people the chance to be part of the celebrations through our balloted system for tickets on The Long Walk.  This will take place in the New Year. “