Queen Elizabeth will be making history once again next year when she rings in 70 years of service since her ascendance to the throne. Due to the significance of the milestone, Buckingham Palace already has major celebrations in the works to mark the occasion.
On Wednesday, the official IG account of the royal family announced the plans for the 95-year-old’s Platinum Jubilee. “Her Majesty The Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee from Thursday 2nd—Sunday 5th June 2022,” they captioned the slideshow. “The weekend will provide an opportunity for communities throughout the U.K. to come together to celebrate this historic milestone.”
The official jubilee weekend celebration will kick off with the queen's annual birthday parade, the Trooping the Colour, which has been cancelled or scaled down for the last two years due to the coronavirus pandemic. The following day, beacons will be lit across the country followed by a Service of Thanksgiving for the queen's reign held at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
On Saturday, the Derby at Epsom Downs will be held, along with a live concert at Buckingham Palace, while the final day will include the Big Jubilee Lunch and a pageant. In addition, people across the country are also encouraged to take part in outdoor festivals and celebrations to mark seven decades of the queen's reign.
If you didn’t know, Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne in 1952 and became the country's longest-serving monarch six years ago. Therefore, she will be the first British reigning monarch in history to celebrate 70 years on the throne.
So, while we have to wait another 365 days for this massive jubilee, we have a feeling it will be more than worth it.
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