On February 6, 2022, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her platinum jubilee. The festivities will take place four months later, during the month of June.
The calendars are marked. On the social network Twitter, Buckingham Palace announced, this Wednesday June 2, that the platinum jubilee of Elizabeth II will be celebrated in just one year, from June 2 to 5, 2022. “Her Majesty the Queen will celebrate her platinum jubilee from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022. The weekend will be an opportunity for communities across the UK to come together to celebrate this historic milestone,” reads the official Twitter page of the British Royal Family. During four public holidays, the entire Commonwealth will be the scene of events in honor of the 70th anniversary of Elizabeth II’s reign, in office since February 6, 1952.
The festivities will begin on Thursday, June 2, with the traditional Trooping the Colour military parade, which will bring together more than 1,400 British soldiers in London. The parade will be followed by the inauguration of new lights throughout the United Kingdom, but also in the various Commonwealth nations. The next day, a ceremony in honor of Elizabeth II’s reign will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. On Saturday, June 4, the Queen will attend the Epsom Downs Derby and a Platinum Party at Buckingham Palace with many entertainment stars. Finally, Sunday will be marked by a large luncheon during which neighbors will be invited to “share friendship, food and fun”.
Elizabeth II clings to the crown
In a statement, the Secretary of State for Culture, Oliver Dowden, promised an “unforgettable spectacle” and “a series of spectacular moments”, similar to the celebrations put in place in 2012 for the London Olympics. “This Jubilee weekend will bring the entire nation and the Commonwealth together in a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s reign,” Dowden said. The announcement of Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee confirms her intention to remain on the throne of the United Kingdom, despite the many rumours that she will abdicate the throne since the death of Prince Philip in April.