When is The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee?

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The Queen marks seventy years on the throne in 2022 but her Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated at several different points in the year.

The actually anniversary of her accession falls on February 6th 2022. At some point in the early hours of that day, Elizabeth II will become the first British Monarch to have ruled for 70 years.

She took the throne on the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6th 1952. However, no one knows when he passed away. He died in his sleep and so the actual moment that his reign ended and that of his daughter began remains a mystery.

The Queen always keeps the actual anniversary privately as, for her, it is a day to remember her beloved father. However, in 2022, there will be a huge interest in how she marks February 6th as her already record breaking reign reaches another milestone.

The main celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee take place in June 2022 when the UK gets an extra Bank Holiday as part of a four day spectacle for the anniversary.

Between June 2nd and June 5th 2022, celebrations will take place across the country with the main focus in London.

Trooping the Colour, the Platinum Pageant and a National Service of Thanksgiving will all take place over the long weekend, making it the focal point for the Jubilee.

There will be other major events, including a special celebration at the Windsor Horse Show, as well as tours planned for the Royal Family.

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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.