Tom Cruise Announced For The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? invitation surprised

Tom Cruise to guest at Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee? The invitation for the Hollywood star is suspicious. The actor is said to actually have a role in the celebrations.

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This name on the guest list at the celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee is more than surprising: As reported by “Deadline” among other things, Hollywood star Tom Cruise is said to play a not insignificant role in Elizabeth II’s 70th jubilee. Namely, at the televised broadcast of a live performance called ‘The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration’, which will take place outside Windsor Castle on May 15 and will be broadcast on ITV.

A performance with around 1,300 actors and almost 500 horses in four chapters will recreate the royal story from the reign of Elizabeth I to the coronation of Elizabeth II. Queen Elizabeth I will be played by Dame Helen Mirren, who is very familiar with the portrayal of a queen: in 2007 she was awarded an Oscar for her role as Elizabeth II in “The Queen”.

Queen Elizabeth II: The monarch is celebrating her platinum anniversary this year.  (Source: Stefan Wermuth - WPA Pool /Getty Images)Queen Elizabeth II: The monarch is celebrating her platinum anniversary this year. (Source: Stefan Wermuth – WPA Pool /Getty Images)

And how is Tom Cruise supposed to come into play in all this? At least not as an actor. Each of the four acts presented is said to be moderated by a guest star. In addition to “Homeland” actor Damian Lewis, “Bridgerton” star Adjoa Andoh and TV presenter and poet Alan Titchmarsh, the fourth in the group is said to be Cruise. However, it is not yet known exactly what task he will be assigned.

Why Tom Cruise?

While Lewis, Andoh and Titchmarsh all hail from the UK, Cruise stands out on this list. What does the New York-born American have to do with the Queen?

The Twitter mockery was therefore not long in coming. There is talk of a new “Mission: Imperial” for Cruise, others fear more foreign shame potential than “at the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games”.

The May 15 spectacle is one of several events planned to mark the Queen’s 70th jubilee. The climax will be a four-day celebration, running from June 2nd to June 5th.