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Where will The Queen mark her Platinum Jubilee?

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With just day to go until The Queen marks her Platinum Jubilee, it’s being reported that Her Majesty is about to head back to Sandringham so she can spend this special day at a place filled with memories.

The Mail on Sunday says that The Queen will head to her Norfolk home shortly so that she can be there on February 6th 2022, the day her reign reaches 70 years.

The estate holds a poignant place in her heart.. It was there, in the early hours of February 6th 1952, that her father, King George VI, died in his sleep. The exact time of his death isn’t known. He was found the following morning when a servant went to wake him – his throne had passed silently, and without witness, to his elder daughter, Elizabeth, who was in Kenya at the time.

Sandringham was also the place where Prince Philip spent most time in the last years of his life. He lived at Wood Farm on the estate. It’s understood The Queen hasn’t returned there since his death, on April 9th 2021.

The Queen had planned to spend Christmas at Sandringham, as she usually does, but the pandemic led her to change her plans. However, restrictions ease again in England in the coming days and it’s believed Her Majesty will leave Windsor, where she has resided since last Autumn, for a stay in Norfolk.

Although February 6th marks her Platinum Jubilee, the main celebrations will take place in early June with many of the biggest events in central London. It’s expected that The Queen will stay at Buckingham Palace for these events.

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.