A special gift. 2022 will mark the 70th year of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne. She succeeded her father, George VI, on February 6, 1952, at the age of 25. Since her coronation in 1953, Prince Philip’s widow has represented the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. Now 95 years old, she does not intend to pass the torch. On the official Instagram account of the Royal Family, the date of the Platinum Jubilee festivities was announced: “Her Majesty the Queen will celebrate her Platinum Jubilee from Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June 2022”, can we first read. As reported by The Sun on Wednesday, June 2, this celebration is accompanied by a gift for the British since they will be able to benefit from “four public holidays”. The reason ? “The weekend will be an opportunity for communities across the UK to come together to celebrate this historic milestone,” the outlet said. An event that the Queen of England has been preparing for several months since the program will be busy.
A major event. In a year to the day, the festivities will begin and Elizabeth II will attend the traditional Trooping the Color ceremony. This is a military event during which the troops “gather to celebrate the official birthday of the British sovereign”, as reported by The Sun, specifying that 1,400 soldiers and 200 horses will be present for the occasion. . This will be followed by the Platinum Jubilee Lanterns, which involves lighting thousands of lanterns across the UK. The next day, a Thanksgiving Mass will be held in Westminster in honor of Queen Elizabeth II. Regarding Saturday, June 4, the British will be able to attend the Derby at Epsom Downs, an event during which Elizabeth II and her passions will be honored. In the evening, a giant concert will be organized at Buckingham Palace. It will be broadcast live on the BBC. And for the last day of the festivities, Sunday June 5, the palace has indicated that a Jubilee Big Lunch is planned. Brits will be able to take part in street picnics and public gatherings. Finally, a show will be organized with more than 5,000 people from across the UK and the Commonwealth. This long weekend will be filled with public and private events, in order to put Queen Elizabeth II in the spotlight.
Elizabeth II’s tribute to her late husband, Prince Philip
On June 10, Prince Philip would have celebrated his hundredth birthday. For the occasion, Queen Elizabeth II wished to pay tribute to her husband by making an exhibition of many personal objects relating to his life. This will be held in Windsor and it will allow the discovery of other facets of the prince. According to an anonymous source, Elizabeth II would have “agreed to generously lend several interesting objects to exhibit for this occasion,” she told The Mirror. The exhibition is expected to attract a large number of visitors, eager to learn more about the one who shared the life of the Queen for 70 years.
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