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Did you know that 2022 marks 70 years of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign?
…that makes her the longest serving British monarch in history.
Her Majesty ascended to the British Throne on 6th February 1952 after the death of her father King George VI.
To celebrate a triumphant 70 years, the nation is being treated to a Platinum Jubilee bank holiday in addition to the UK’s standard bank holidays.
Queen Elizabeth II proceeds down Horseguard’s Parade. Photo by Mark de Jong via Unsplash.
From Thursday 2nd June 2022 to Sunday 5th June 2022, everyone is invited to join in with the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
With plenty of Platinum Jubilee events taking place across the country (and the Commonwealth), it’s sure to be a huge event.
But how can you celebrate the Platinum Jubilee? Here are our top 10 suggestions…
- Attend a Platinum Jubilee street party
A staple of British celebrations dating back almost 100 years, street parties took place all over the country during the Queen’s Coronation and the Silver and Golden Jubilees’, so why not continue the trend?
Get your flags at the ready, pop some colourful bunting outside and get to know your neighbours.
Many roads will be closed to traffic to allow street parties to take place, making room for tables full of picnic treats and homemade platinum puddings to line the streets.
Check with your local council to see if your street will be closed. If it will remain open, you can always set up the party in an outdoor space or a nearby park.
There’s sure to be plenty of food, dancing and merriment – so why not join in the fun?
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- Enjoy a British picnic in the park
The double bank holiday is a perfect opportunity for a summer picnic in the park.
Prep some snacks at home or get yourself a picnic hamper and something to sit on (picnic blankets are ideal but a towel, bedsheet or even some old clothes will do the trick!) and head out to your local park.
Whether you pack some traditional sandwiches or a Platinum Jubilee afternoon tea, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy delicious treats whilst soaking up the sun (hopefully!) and taking in the surrounding celebrations.
Picnics in the park are a lovely way to celebrate the special occasion.
- Watch or attend the Platinum Party at the Palace
If you were lucky enough to enter the Platinum Jubilee lottery and win a ticket then you’ll already know about the fabulous events planned, but for those of us who didn’t – you can watch it all at home!
Tune in to the live broadcast on BBC One and BBC networks worldwide to watch stars of stage and screen tell the story of some of the most significant moments to take place over the last 70 years.
Taking place at Buckingham Palace, the event will also feature global music icons alongside a live orchestra.
A once in a lifetime event that’s sure to be remembered for years to come!