From puddings to trees, Buckingham Palace hosts Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations
LONDON: Inventing puddings and planting trees are just a few of the things Britons are urged to do for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, events marking her 70th birthday on the throne that culminate in a ‘week-long’ end of successful celebrations âin June.
The 95-year-old, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, will add another milestone when he marks his platinum jubilee in February, with the government planning four days of celebrations from June 2 to June 5.
Buckingham Palace said Britons aged 8 and over were encouraged to enter a baking competition to find the ‘perfect platinum pudding recipe’ dedicated to the Queen, while some could also ‘plant a tree for the jubilee “.
During the June long holiday weekend, people will be able to see the Trooping of Color in its birthday parade, a Thanksgiving service at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, and a party at the palace, among others. events.
In November 2020, Culture Minister Oliver Dowden said the four-day celebration would be “an unforgettable celebration”.
Elizabeth, who is also the oldest and longest standing monarch in the world, became Queen on February 6, 1952, upon the death of her father George VI.
In September 2015, she passed the time her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, had spent on the throne, remarking that the historic moment was “not one I have ever aspired to”.
The plans are similar to those which marked the Queen’s 60th birthday in 2012, when Britain hosted four days of events in her honor, including a huge flotilla on the Thames and topped off with a star-studded concert at the Palace of Buckingham.