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Millions expected to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee as final countdown continues


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Millions of people across the UK and the Commonwealth are expected to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in the coming days.

Final numbers for organised street parties and beacon lighting ceremonies indicate the festivities will be one of the biggest royal events in British history.

Over 200,000 local events have been registered with celebrations including Big Jubilee lunches and screenings of big events as people come together to mark the 70th anniversary of The Queen’s reign.

People are already camping out in central London to get the best spots to see the Royal Family as Trooping the Colour, the first major event of the Jubilee weekend, approaches.

Meanwhile, around 3,000 areas have registered their intention to light a beacon to mark the Jubilee on the evening of June 2 2022.

It follows a record interest in the Queen’s Green Canopy, set up to ensure a lasting legacy for the Jubilee. Over a million trees were planted in honour of The Queen’s seventy year reign between October 2021 and March 2022.

The Platinum Jubilee weekend runs from June 2 until June 5 and includes a Service of Thanksgiving at St. Paul’s Cathedral on June 3 as well as the Platinum Pageant on June 5. The Royal Family will appear on the Buckingham Palace balcony after Trooping the Colour on June 2 while The Queen, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George are reportedly to make another balcony appearance as the Jubilee comes to an end.

Royal Central will bring you full coverage of all the Jubilee events as they unfold.

About author

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, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. 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.