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Four merry days in 2022 to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

Thursday, June 3rd 2021 - 07:49 UTC
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 Queen Elizabeth II was formally crowned on Jun 2, 1953. (Pic UK Gov.) Queen Elizabeth II was formally crowned on Jun 2, 1953. (Pic UK Gov.)

Britain will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years on the throne with four days of festivities beginning with her ceremonial birthday parade on Jun 2, 2022.

Buckingham Palace on Wednesday announced the schedule of public events and community activities to mark the 95-year-old monarch's Platinum Jubilee, which will be celebrated over a special four-day holiday weekend next year.

The celebration will kick off with the first full staging of Trooping the Color, the parade of more than 1,400 soldiers that marks the queen's official birthday, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

A thanksgiving service will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral to mark her 70 years on the throne. There will also be a live concert, billed as the “Platinum Party at the Palace,’’ which the government says will feature some of the “world’s biggest entertainment stars”, though it didn't identify them.

The queen’s reign began with the death of her father, King George VI, on Feb 6, 1952. She was formally crowned on Jun 2, 1953

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  • Pytangua

    Who cares - what a waste of money when so many citizens have lost their jobs from the Coronavirus pandemic.

    Jun 03rd, 2021 - 06:55 pm 0
  • Skip

    I'm guessing for you there will never be a good time. There will always be a reason not to celebrate.

    Jun 04th, 2021 - 09:56 am 0
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