There will be a four-day bank holiday weekend in 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

There will be a four-day bank holiday weekend in 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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God save the queen, because we all will be given a four day weekend in 2022 to mark her Platinum Jubilee.

To mark her 70th year on the throne, the government has confirmed that the May Bank Holiday Weekend will be moved to Thursday 2 June.

This weekend will also be extended to include 3 June, which is a Friday.

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This is the first time in history that any monarch has been on the throne for that long.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden told The Sun last year that the event will “reflect on the monarch’s reign, and her impact on the UK and the world since 1952”.

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It is set to be a "once-in-a-generation show" and will also show “British ceremonial splendour and pageantry with cutting edge artistic and technological displays”.

He has since confirmed the Queen’s plans for her Platinum Jubilee, saying: “Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee will be a truly historic moment – and one that deserves a celebration to remember.

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“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.”

The celebration will be arranged by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport collaborating with The Royal Household.

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The commemoration will also see a Platinum Jubilee medal be given to those that work in public services such as the Armed forces, the prison services and the emergency services.

2022 is shaping up to be a very exciting year, what with the Commonwealth Games being held in Birmingham and hopefully no mention of the coronavirus pandemic!

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