The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022—everything you need to know

A four-day Bank Holiday weekend has been confirmed to take place in 2022 to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubliee

Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022—everything you should know
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With the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022 just a few months away, here's everything you need to know about the highly-anticipated event. 

What are the dates for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022? 

In a Twitter post from June 2021, the Royal Family revealed that there will be a long bank holiday this summer to celebrate the Queen's 70-year long reign on the throne. 

The post read, "Her Majesty the Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee from Thursday 2nd—Sunday 5th June 2022," which means Britons can look forward to two days off work ahead of the first weekend of June.

The message continued to say, "The weekend will provide an opportunity for communities across the UK to come together to celebrate this historic milestone. #HM70 #PlatinumJubilee." 

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What is the Queen's Platinum Jubilee? 

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee will mark the monarch's 70th year on the throne—and in case you weren't already aware, it's a pretty big deal. Her Majesty, who has already celebrated her Silver, Golden, and Diamond Jubilees, is set to become the first-ever British monarch to reach the impressive milestone. 

The Queen ascended to the throne when she was just 25 years old in 1952. Queen Elizabeth II is now 95 years old as she recently celebrated her birthday on 21st April. She will be celebrating her official state birthday on Saturday 12 June 2021.  

What will happen during the Queen's Platinum Jubilee? 

As you might expect, the Queen's Platinum Jubilee is gearing up to be quite an extravagant affair—and at an estimated cost of £15m, it certainly ought to be. 

Ever since its dates were confirmed last summer, the Royal Family has been dropping major teasers of the events in store for the historic occasion. 

The British public can look forward to four days of exciting celebrations, starting with the well-loved tradition of the Trooping the Color. Spectators will be treated to a parade of 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians, all of whom will march the streets of London in honor of the Queen's official birthday. 

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The Trooping the Color will celebrate the Queen's official birthday 

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If that wasn't enough to tickle your fancy, there's a lot more on the agenda. A star-studded concert will be held at Buckingham Palace on the Saturday, with world-class acts expected to grace the stage in celebration of the Queen's longstanding reign. The public will be invited to apply to attend, but they will also be able to watch on TV. 

A service of thanksgiving, which, unfortunately, won't be open to the public, will be held on the same day at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. 

Beacons will also be lit to mark the Platinum Jubilee, with hundreds expected to appear across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and UK Overseas Territories.

On Sunday, the 'Big Jubilee Lunch' will take place. The tradition, which dates back to 2009, was established to encourage people all over the UK to connect with their community over picnics, tea parties, and barbecues. 

Prince Charles Jubilee Lunch

Prince Charles attends the 'Big Jubilee Lunch' in Piccadilly ahead of the Diamond Jubilee River Pageant on June 3, 2012 in London, England. 

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The Platinum Jubilee Party will also be held at Buckingham Palace and the surrounding area on Sunday. The pageant will see over 5,000 people from across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth take over London's streets with performances of theatre, music, circus, carnival, and costume, in celebration of the service of Her Majesty’s reign and in honor of the collective service of people and communities across the country.

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Fans are delighted about this upcoming celebration and many have taken to social media to share their delight and congratulate the Queen for her many years of service.

One fan said, "Looking forward to it. Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee deserves the grandest of celebrations."

Another fan commented, "Her Majesty the Queen is the greatest Monarch in history! And she's always been an influential and inspirational role model. Looking forward to this historic milestone."

Laura Harman
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