The UK Government have announced plans to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 where the country will come together over a four-day Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate.
The May Bank Holiday Weekend will be moved to Thursday 2 June and an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June will see a four-day weekend to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee - the first time any British monarch has reached this historic milestone.
The four-day celebrations will feature an extensive programme of events across the cities of the UK and across the Commonwealth.
A Platinum Jubilee medal will also be awarded to people who work in public service and meet the qualifying criteria. This tradition stretches back to the reign of Queen Victoria when an official medal was designed to mark her 50th anniversary on the throne.
Her Majesty’s reign began in 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI.
2022 is set to be a significant year for Britain as it will also host the Commonwealth Games and Festival UK.
John Lamont MP said: “Plans for the Platinum Jubilee are already in motion for what is going to be a bumper year for Britain.
“Her Majesty The Queen has been a selfless servant to the people of this country and to the other nations around the world where she is head of state. It is right that her many decades on the throne are going to be celebrated fully.
“The Diamond and Golden Jubilees were amazing events and the Platinum promises to be bigger and better.”
Secretary of State for Culture, Rt Hon Oliver Dowden MP added: "Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee will be a truly historic moment - and one that deserves a celebration to remember.
"We can all look forward to a special, four-day Jubilee weekend, when we will put on a spectacular, once-in-a-generation show that mixes the best of British ceremonial splendour with cutting edge art and technology. It will bring the entire nation and the Commonwealth together in a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s reign.”