The Queen just confirmed some seriously huge news

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  • The Queen just confirmed some seriously huge news that will affect everyone as she celebrates milestone occassion.


    The Queen has gifted everyone in the UK an extra bank holiday in 2022 as her majesty celebrates her 70th year on the throne.

    The annual may bank holiday which usually falls on the last Monday of the month will be moved to June in order to mark the Queen’s coronation milestone – in which she is the first monarch to celebrate such a long term when it comes to the royal line of succession.

    In addition to moving that holiday, she is giving us all an extra bank holiday day, meaning that the Queen Platinum Jubilee bank holiday will run from Thursday 2nd June until Sunday 5th June.

    Meanwhile, in the run-up to the Queen Platinum Jubilee bumper bank holiday, there will also be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the UK, the Commonwealth, and around the world as everyone comes together to celebrate the Queen’s reign and seventy years of service.

    The Queen Platinum Jubilee bank holiday, St Paul's Cathedral, London

    An itinerary of the The Queen Platinum Jubilee bank holiday weekend celebrations is already being pulled together with the following confirmed so far;

    • On Thursday 2nd June, over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses, and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional parade to mark The Queen’s official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June.
    • On Friday 3rd June, a service of thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.
    • On Saturday 4th June the Queen will be accompanied by members of the Royal Family as they attend the Derby at Epsom Downs.

    The Queen Platinum Jubilee bank holiday, The Queen, Epsom Downs Derby

    • There will also be a Platinum Party at the Palace, where the BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert where members of the public will be invited to apply to attend and details of the ballot for UK residents to secure tickets will be released soon.

    • On Sunday, 5th June, communities are being invited to share food and fun with neighbours by organising street parties, picnics or garden BBQs, as part of The Big Lunch Jubilee.

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