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Queen's Platinum Jubilee: Buckingham Palace Confirms Four-Day Bank Holiday Weekend 2022

Ali Condon

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Queen's Platinum Jubilee: Buckingham Palace Confirms Four-Day Bank Holiday Weekend 2022

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Buckingham Palace has officially confirmed the date and line-up for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations this year.

Some of the biggest names in entertainment will perform and parties will take to the streets to mark Queen Elizabeth II's 70th year as monarch in 2022.

On Sunday, 6th February 2022, the Queen will officially become the first British monarch to mark her Platinum Jubilee, but celebrations are due to take place throughout the year - starting from today!

The Queen will mark her 70th year on the throne this year. (Credit: Alamy)
The Queen will mark her 70th year on the throne this year. (Credit: Alamy)

Following in the footsteps of her Golden and Diamond Jubilees, the Queen's Platinum Jubilee will see UK residents enjoy a special four day weekend from Thursday, 2nd June to Sunday, 5th June to mark the milestone.

But what can we expect over the four-day weekend?

The first day of the long weekend -Thursday, 2nd June - will see the return of Trooping the Colour for the first time since the pandemic first hit, with over 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians. Tickets for this event will be made available to the public from next week.

On the Friday, St Paul's Cathedral will hold a service of Thanksgiving for the Queen's reign.

The Platinum Party will go ahead in Buckingham Palace on Saturday 4th June. Performers have not yet been announced for the live concert, but the palace promises some of the biggest stars in the world will take to the stage on the day.

If you want to get your hands on tickets for the Platinum Party, UK residents will be invited to apply in February, so keep an eye out!

A four day weekend will go ahead in June to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. (Credit: Shutterstock)
A four day weekend will go ahead in June to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. (Credit: Shutterstock)

Finally, on Sunday, street parties will be held in every neighbourhood across the UK for the Big Jubilee Lunch.

At the same time, over 5,000 street art, theatre, music, and circus performers will be entertaining celebrants around the area of Buckingham Palace.

Across the long weekend, both Sandringham House and Balmoral Castle will be open for visitors, and all pubs will remain open until 1am.

In the meantime, a special competition to create the a new pudding in honour of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee launches today.

Celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubille begin today. [Credit: Alamy]
Celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubille begin today. [Credit: Alamy]

The competition will be judged by Masterchef's Monica Galetti and baking legend Dame Mary Berry, and the winner will have their pudding made available to the public to enjoy at their Big Jubilee Lunches on the June bank holiday weekend.

Schoolchildren have also been invited to join in on the celebrations and create a picture of hope for the planet in the next 70 years.

Some of these designs will appear on the 200 silk flags that will form a "River of Hope" along the Mall at Buckingham Palace.

Queen Elizabeth first took to the throne on February 6, 1952 at just 25 years old.

Topics: News, Royal Family, The Queen

Ali Condon
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