Nation given ‘four days off’ to celebrate Platinum Jubilee


Nation given ‘four days off’ to celebrate Platinum Jubilee

The nation has been granted a two-day bank holiday in June to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee.

The bank holidays are set to take place on Thursday 2nd of June and Friday 3rd of June, creating a four-day weekend.

Yesterday, Sunday 6th February, was the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, marking her 70th year on the throne.

She is the nations longest-ever serving monarch.

On the eve of the anniversary The Queen thanked the public and her family for their support.

Renewing a vow she made upon her ascension to the throne, she wrote: “It gives me great pleasure to renew to you the pledge I gave in 1947 that my life will always be devoted to your service.

“I hope this jubilee will bring together families and friends, neighbours and communities – after some difficult times for so many of us.”

Buckingham Palace added: “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.”

Millions are expected to gather at street parties to thank the Queen for 70 years of service.

Most celebrations are set to take place in June to coincide with the anniversary of the Queens coronation, which took place at Westminster Abbey.

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