When is Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrated and what events are taking place in the UK?

The monarch celebrates 70 years on the British throne and the United Kingdom will become the scene of great parties for this celebration

The so-called Platinum Jubilee marks 70 years of a monarch’s reign. Queen Elizabeth II will be the first British monarch to reach the milestone , after she ascended the throne on February 6, 1952, coinciding with the death of her father George VI.

The celebration will take place between June 2 and 5. Four days in which the British authorities announced that numerous events will take place. Thus, an additional bank holiday has been granted. These days were chosen to coincide with a weekend; In this way, the holiday at the end of May in the United Kingdom is moved to this Thursday the 2nd and a single additional holiday is created, Friday the 3rd, to allow the continuation of the celebrations.

Windsor Palace began the unofficial Jubilee celebrations earlier. From May 12-15, the horse world came together for the UK’s largest outdoor horse show, with show jumping, carriage driving and endurance events. A nightly Jubilee parade involving 500 horses and 1,300 performers also took place, in a ninety-minute piece of sand theater that included actors, artists, musicians, military displays, or dancers.

The event, called A Gallop Through History, raised money for charities, including those supporting the NHS and key workers.

On the other hand, from this June 1 to September 18, the moat of the Tower of London will become a river of flowers baptized as “Superbloom”. More than twenty million seeds have been planted in the historic building so that the visitor can escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Throughout the summer months, the colors of the trail will change as the millions of flowers grow and bloom.

This Thursday the 2nd, Queen Isabell II will greet from the balcony of Buckingham Palace . More than 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will join in the traditional Parade to commemorate the official birthday of the monarch (who turned 96 on April 21). The event will end with an RAF flight.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the UK’s longstanding tradition of celebrating royal jubilees, weddings and coronations by lighting beacons will also take place on this day, and for the first time, beacons will be lit in each of the UK’s capital cities. Commonwealth nations. On the other hand, on Friday the 3rd, a thanksgiving service will take place in the Cathedral of San Pablo.

A great party and the most anticipated lunch

After much speculation, it has been confirmed that the queen will not be attending the Epsom Derby, the only classic on the racing calendar that she has yet to win, as all three of her horses (Reach for the Moon, Educator and General Idea) have been withdrawn. of the event.

Meanwhile, on Saturday the 4th, a big party will take place at Buckingham Palace with national and international stars of music, film or television, to remember some of the most significant cultural moments of the seven decades of Elizabeth II.

The great Jubilee lunch, one of the events that has aroused the most interest, will be held on Sunday, June 5. More than 60,000 people have signed up to host everything from potlucks in their neighborhoods to backyard barbecues.

But the celebrations will not end there. Westminster  Abbey  will offer special tours throughout the month of June to talk about the most important moments of Elizabeth II celebrated in the temple and that will include areas that are usually closed to the public. At  Windsor Castle,  during July 7 to On September 26, you will be able to see  the purple velvet dress and toga that Elizabeth II wore on the day of her coronation.

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