Britons will enjoy a four-day bank holiday next summer to celebrate the Queen‘s Platinum Jubilee as the nation marks her 70 years on the throne.
The extended bank holiday will run from Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5 in 2022 and include a series of public events and community activities.
A Buckingham Palace spokesman said today: ‘In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.
‘There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as communities and people come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign.
‘Throughout the year, Her Majesty and Members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June – one year from today.
‘An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.
‘The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.’