How Buckingham Palace announced the Platinum Jubilee

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The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II will be celebrated between June 2nd and June 5th 2022, with the confirmation of the key dates made exactly a year before, on June 2nd 2021.

Buckingham Palace confirmed that a four day party will mark the Queen’s seventy years as Monarch. Announcing the first details of the Jubilee, a spokesperson said “An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.”

Trooping the Colour has been brought forward to Thursday June 2nd to get the party under way. In the evening, beacons will be lit across the country to mark the first time that a British Monarch has reigned for seventy years.

June 3rd will see the Royal Family gather for a national Service of Thanksgiving for the Queen’s reign at St. Paul’s Cathedral.

On June 4th, there is a special treat for the star of the show as the Queen heads to the Epsom Derby. That evening, Buckingham Palace will host the Platinum Party at the Palace with a live concert taking over the Mall. It will be broadcast on the BBC.

The final day of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations will see tens of thousands of people take part in the Big Jubilee Lunch. The Royal Family will pop in on several of those as well as gathering for the Platinum Jubilee Pageant which will take over central London.

The Queen actually marks the 70th anniversary of her reign on February 6th but always keeps that date privately as it is also the anniversary of the death of her father, King George VI.

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Lydia Starbuck

Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.