She will be the first British monarch to reach a platinum jubilee
If you're a royal fan, then you are going to want to mark your calendar for June 2022. That's because Queen Elizabeth II will be marking 70 years on the throne, and she won't be alone in celebrating—the whole of Great Britain will be joining her in the festivities.
As well as continuing her reign as the longest-serving British monarch ever (she has been queen since 1952), Queen Elizabeth II will make history by being the first British monarch to reach a platinum jubilee.
To celebrate this historic milestone, towns across England will be lighting up their buildings with bright illumination and adorning their streets with beautiful decorations. The celebrations aren’t limited to England—people all around the world will be joining in on this special day.
The celebrations will take place from 2-5 June 2022. It will be the biggest national celebration in decades and will bring people together in person and online.
There will be a platinum jubilee pageant, which will also be televised. The festivities will culminate in a platinum jubilee concert, hosted by the queen and other members of the royal family at Buckingham Palace, and a platinum jubilee service at St. Paul’s Cathedral.
According to The Guardian, Basil Brush and singers Ed Sheeran and Sir Cliff Richard are among “national treasures” to feature in the platinum jubilee People’s Pageant carnival finale involving more than 10,000 people during the June bank holiday, organisers said.
You may be wondering, “What’s a jubilee?”
A jubilee is an anniversary commemorating a monarch’s reign. In the case of the queen, it celebrates her time as British sovereign. The queen’s first golden jubilee was in 2002. 50 years on the throne is a long time! Then 10 years later, she celebrated her diamond jubilee in 2012 to mark 60 years on the throne.