Four-day Bank Holiday confirmed in UK to celebrate Queen's Platinum Jubilee

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

Queen Elizabeth II arrives at the Queen Elizabeth II delivery office in Windsor with Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh on April 20, 2016 in Windsor, England
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Buckingham Palace has confirmed that there will be a four-day bank holiday in the UK to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in 2022. 

• The Palace has confirmed that there will be a four-day bank holiday in 2022.

• The bank holiday will be in honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, celebrating her 70 years on the throne.

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A post on Twitter from the royal family revealed that there will be a long bank holiday in 2022 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." Meaning that Britons will have two days off work ahead of the first weekend of June.

The post 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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The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate their Platinum Jubilee. Since this time she has celebrated her Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees.

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.  

The royal family's social media accounts continued to reveal what events are in store for the historic occasion next year.

One post revealed that alongside reminders of the Queen's reign, there will be various public events to celebrate the milestone. These events include, "Trooping the Colour, lighting of Platinum Jubilee Beacons, service of Thanksgiving,  a live concert ‘Platinum Party at the Palace’, the Big Jubilee Lunch, and The Platinum Jubilee Pageant."

All of these events will be staggered across the four-day weekend and party-goers will even have the opportunity to party will the Queen. Platinum Party at the Palace will also be televised by the BBC for those who are not able to secure tickets through the ballot. 

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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."