Queen Elizabeth Just Revealed a Brand-New Royal Emblem—and It’s Packed with Hidden Meanings

Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee is right around the corner (well, technically almost 10 months away). So, naturally, Buckingham Palace has already selected the official emblem for the extravagant weekend event.

The 95-year-old monarch will be celebrating 70 years of service since her ascendance to the throne in June 2022. The official IG account of the royal family announced the plans for the Jubilee back in June. “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.”

On Tuesday, the account revealed that after a national competition run by the Victoria and Albert Museum and Buckingham Palace, the event’s official emblem has been selected.

Turns out, the winning entry was created by 19-year-old Edward Roberts, a graphic design student from Nottinghamshire. Selected by a panel of expert judges, the emblem is set to be featured throughout the weekend's celebrations, which will kick off with the queen's annual birthday parade, the Trooping the Colour, and end with the Big Jubilee Lunch and a pageant.

And clearly, a ton of thought went into the emblem because the design is packed with meaning. For one thing, the purple nods to the Robe of Estate, worn by the queen at her coronation ceremony back in 1953. In addition, the continuous platinum line was included to symbolize Her Majesty’s 70-year reign (AKA the whole point of the Platinum Jubilee), while the font is the same used in the Order of Service from Liz’s coronation.

Congrats, Edward! We can’t wait to see your design plastered all across the U.K.

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