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The 2022 Rose Queen Will Be Announced, And Crowned, On Tuesday

Published on Oct 23, 2021

The 2022 Royal Court members Jeannine Briggs, Abigail Griffith, Nadia Chung, Jaeda Walden, Swetha Somasundaram, Ava Feldman, and McKenzie Street stand together at the Tournament of Roses Mansion on October 4, 2021 (Photo by Shirley Huang/Pasadena Now)


[Monday, Oct. 25, 2021 | 9:00 a.m.] Tournament officials said full capacity has been reached for seating at this event. The public is welcome to attend, seating will not be available. The 2022 Rose Queen Announcement and Coronation presented by Citizens Business Bank, will be streaming LIVE on the Tournament of Roses YouTube channel:

The magic of the Tournament of Roses in all its splendor returns Tuesday with the live revelation of which Royal Court Princess will become the 2022 Rose Queen.

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association and Citizens Business Bank are set to host the official Announcement and Coronation of the 103rd Rose Queen and Presentation of the Royal Court on Tuesday, October 26, on the front steps of Tournament House at 391 South Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena.

The reception begins at 4:40 p.m. The program begins at 6 p.m.

Tournament of Roses President Bob Miller, in a streamed event from Tournament House, earlier announced the seven members of the 2022 Rose Parade Royal Court from a field of 29 finalists.

The seven are, in alphabetical order, Jeannine Briggs from John Marshall Fundamental High School, Nadia Chung from La Cañada High School, Ava Feldman from South Pasadena High School, Abigail Griffith from Pasadena High School, Swetha Somasundaram from Arcadia High School, McKenzie Street from Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, and Jaeda Walden from La Cañada High School.

From the seven, the 103rd Rose Queen will be selected and officially announced during Tuesday evening’s ceremony.

Members of the 2022 Royal Court will serve as ambassadors of the Tournament of Roses, the Pasadena community, and the greater Los Angeles area. Each member of the Court will receive a $7,500 educational scholarship.

The Rose Queen and Royal Court are iconic traditions in Pasadena, steeped in the Tournament of Roses’ history that started way back in the first Rose Parade in 1890. The selection of a Rose Queen and her Royal Court started around 1905, and since then, everyone in Pasadena has looked forward to continuing the treasured legacy.

Last year, no Royal Court was selected due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which also forced the cancellation of the Rose Parade for the first time since World War II.

A limited number of tickets to attend the ceremony on Tuesday are available. For more information, call (626) 449-4100 or visit You may also follow Rose Parade on Facebook,, on Twitter and on Instagram.

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