Buckingham Palace announced plans on Monday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II (95) to the throne. On February 6, the British monarch hopes to reach this historic milestone. However, the festivities don’t start until Thursday, June 2.
On that Thursday in June, the long party weekend will kick off with the Trooping the Color parade. A major concert is also scheduled for the weekend and the BBC will broadcast a live concert on 4 June. A number of world stars will celebrate the anniversary of The Queen there. June 5 is the last day of the festivities. Then there is a parade on the program.
It doesn’t just stop at the festivities in June. Events will be held throughout 2022 to celebrate the platinum anniversary.
The Queen became queen in 1952 at the age of 25 after the death of her only 56-year-old father, King George. Her coronation followed a year later, on June 2, 1953.
The program of mass Jubilee events makes no mention of COVID-19 restrictions, which have curtailed royal engagements and other public duties since early 2020.
Queen Elizabeth II is only the second British monarch to celebrate silver, golden and diamond jubilees to mark 25, 50 and 60 years on the throne.
At the end of last year there were major concerns about the health of Queen Elizabeth.