Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Anniversary Celebration: Details of the Government Anniversary

Queen Elizabeth celebrates 70 years on the throne.

2022 marks Queen Elizabeth’s platinum anniversary as the monarch will celebrate the historic 70th anniversary of the throne. The Queen is the first British monarch to reach a platinum anniversary, so of course the appropriate, royal festivities are in order.

There will be a full year of celebrations and initiatives for the landmark occasion, as the royals and those living around the UK will celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s 70-year reign, though the most lavish celebrations will be during the special four -holiday weekend in the UK in June.

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Buckingham Palace unveiled plans for the milestone year and announced the launch of a rather unique baking competition. All UK residents over the age of eight are invited to create the “perfect platinum pudding recipe” and five finalists will be selected by a panel of judges. The winner will be announced during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Holiday Weekend, which begins Thursday, June 2nd and runs through Sunday, June 5th. The winning recipe for the Platinum Pudding competition will be made available to the public and served at lunches during the anniversary weekend.

Speaking of anniversary weekend: It starts with the Queen’s special birthday parade, also known as Trooping the Color, which was moved from its usual time the second Saturday in June to the first Thursday in June. Trooping the Color is still expected to end with the traditional RAF escape over, where the older royals, including Prince William, Kate Middleton, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles will all likely join the Queen on the Buckingham Palace balcony, who will younger royals, including Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis.

On Friday, June 3, there will be a Thanksgiving service in St. Louis. Paul’s Cathedral, followed by Saturday festivities, including the Derby in Epsom Downs, where the Queen attends with several other members of the royal family. That evening there will be “Platinum Party at the Palace”, where the BBC will produce and broadcast a live concert at Buckingham Palace, complete with special guests. The weekend concludes with a “Big Jubilee Lunch” and Platinum Jubilee competition on Sunday, June 5th.

The Queen’s big weekend will mark the return of the special Buckingham Palace balcony part of Trooping the Color. Chris Jackson / Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne at the age of 25 in 1952, and she is already the longest reigning monarch in British history. It will be the first time she celebrates an anniversary without her late husband, Prince Philip, who died in April last year at the age of 99.

The Queen and the elderly royals are expected to attend the year-long festivities, including traveling around the country in honor of the anniversary. Aside from the British royals, there will likely also be special guests at the platinum anniversary weekend as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are reportedly attending and they can even take Archie and Lili along.

Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Anniversary Celebration will include a pudding contest and birthday parade

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