British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee after 70 years of service.

The Queen, then aged 25, acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952 on the death of her father, King George VI. She became the longest-reigning British monarch in 2015, beating the time spent on the throne by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who ruled for 63 years, seven months.

To celebrate the unprecedented anniversary, a number of events have taken place around the UK this year. It all culminates in a four-day national bank holiday weekend from Thursday, June 2 until Sunday, June 5, known as the Platinum Jubilee Weekend.

The monarch opted to mark other anniversaries, like her Ruby Jubilee (40 years in 1992) and Sapphire Jubilee (65 years in 2017), with less fanfare and without public events. The Queen has decided that only royals carrying out official duties will make an appearance on the famous Buckingham Palace balcony during the Trooping the Colour parade on Thursday.

This special weekend provides the communities with an opportunity to come together and celebrate this once in a lifetime historical moment. Whether you’re a resident, community group, school, college or university group, there are so many ways to take part or get involved. Please check your local newspaper or ask your community group representative for further information.

Stick Healthcare will remain open at normal hours during The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 bank holiday weekend.

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