It is official and the world now knows about block buster celebration of the platinum jubilee celebration of the longest serving monarch in the world. Queen Elizabeth II, who is now 94, is the longest reigning monarch in British history and is the first ever sovereign to reach the platinum jubilee.
On February 6, 2022, she will turn 70 years in the throne. But the British Government and the Royal palace have plans to celebrate the Platinum jubilee only in June. The first week of June was chosen as it falls with summer and wit hopes of a good weather. It was only in June earlier that the Golden and Diamond Jubilees of the queen celebrated.
On the celebrations, culture secretary Oliver Dowden already announced a four day extravaganza with the “best of British ceremonial splendour and pageantry with cutting edge artistic and technological displays.”
Dowden said that the Platinum jubilee celebration would be a truly historic moment and would be as such that no will ever forget it. The culture secretary mentioned that trees will be planted up and down the country to commemorate the Jubilee.
In keeping with tradition of yesteryear, a Platinum Jubilee medal will be awarded to people who work in public service such as the Armed Forces, emergency services and prison services.
KNOWING THE QUEEN
- Longest Serving Monarch in British History
- Important figurehead for the United Kingdom and Commonwealth during times of enormous social change
- She was born on April 21, 1926 in Mayfair, London
- She was christened Elizabeth Alexandra Mary at Buckingham Palace on May 29, 1926
- Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip were married in Westminster Abbey on November 20, 1947
- The Coronation took place in Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953 when she was 27 years of age
- In 2015 she surpassed Victoria to become the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
- In 1977, the Queen celebrated Silver Jubilee
- In 2002, she celebrated the golden Jubilee
- In 1961 she made the first royal British tour of the Indian subcontinent in 50 years
- She was also the first reigning British monarch to visit South America in 1968 and the Persian Gulf countries in 1979
- The queen was a keen horsewoman; she keeps racehorses, frequently attends races, and periodically visits the Kentucky stud farms in the United States