To commemorate the 70th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession on February 6, 1952, the Commonwealth of Nations will celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II in the year 2022.
This event will take place in the year 2022. On the 10th of January in 2022, Buckingham Palace made the celebration plans public in their entirety for the first time.
There will be an additional bank holiday in the United Kingdom, and the traditional Spring bank holiday will be moved from the end of May to the beginning of June.
These changes were made to create a four-day Jubilee bank holiday weekend, which will begin on Thursday, June 2, and end on Sunday, June 5.
A “once-in-a-generation extravaganza” that will “blend the finest of British ceremonial splendor and grandeur with cutting-edge artistic and technological exhibits” is what the British government has vowed to deliver in its “once-in-a-generation spectacle.”
This is the first time that a platinum jubilee has been celebrated by any monarch of the United Kingdom.
The governments of a number of other Commonwealth countries and territories, such as Australia, Canada, the Cayman Islands, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea, have also announced plans to commemorate the Jubilee in their respective countries.
The Day of the Accession of the Queen, 2022
The Queen expressed her hope that the Platinum Jubilee will bring together families and friends, as well as neighbors and communities, in the address she delivered on Accession Day, which was on February 6.
She stated that the Jubilee “provides me with an opportunity to reflect on the generosity that has been shown to me by people of all countries, faiths, and ages in this country and around the world over the course of these years.”
She concluded the message by signing it “Your Servant,” expressing her gratitude to everyone for their support, faithfulness, and affection. She made the following statement regarding her reign and the future:
I am reminded of how much we have to be thankful for as I look forward with a sense of hope and optimism to the year that will mark the completion of my Platinum Jubilee. These past seven decades have witnessed extraordinary advancements in terms of society, technology, and culture, all of which have benefited us all.
I am confident that the future will offer similar opportunities to us, and in particular to the younger generations in the United Kingdom and throughout the Commonwealth.
The Queen was photographed and filmed working from her signature red boxes at Sandringham House, and these images and videos were made public.
The Prince of Wales issued a statement in which he said that the Queen’s devotion to the wellbeing of all of her people inspired even more admiration with each passing year.
He said that this admiration grows because the Queen is so concerned about the well-being of all of her subjects.
Several heads of state from around the world, including the President of the United States, Vice President Joe Biden, President of China Xi Jinping, and Chancellor of Germany Olaf Scholz.
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, King Harald V of Norway, King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand, President of the United Arab Emirates Sheikh Khalifa, and President of Israel Isaac Herzog, sent tributes and messages of congratulations.
Celebrations Taking Place Across the Commonwealth of Nations
In honor of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Jubilee Beacons will be illuminated for the very first time in each and every capital city of a Commonwealth nation.
A thread of platinum runs the entire length of the Queen’s Baton that will be used in the 2022 Commonwealth Games. The Royal Mint and the Royal Canadian Mint collaborated in order to produce a two-coin set.
Each mint was responsible for the design of one of the coins included in the set. On the back of the silver coin that was designed by the Regal Mint, there is a portrait of the Queen riding an equestrian mount, while the obverse features a royal mantle.
The effigy of Queen Elizabeth II that has been used on Canadian coins since 2003 is shown on the obverse of the silver coin that was developed by the Royal Canadian Mint. The reverse of the coin features a design of the Queen as she appeared in 1952.
A number of members of the Royal Family will embark on a series of royal trips throughout the countries that make up the Commonwealth.
On March 14, at the Commonwealth Day Service held at Westminster Abbey, a special emphasis was placed on the role that service plays in the lives of people and communities all around the Commonwealth. This was done as a reflection of the Jubilee.