Elizabeth II: Why Does her Jubilee Start on June 2?

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It is this Thursday, June 2 that the festivities begin in honor of the 70 years of the reign of Elizabeth II. But why this choice of this date in the middle of the week? Closer explains.

The UK is celebrating! From Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 June, the country celebrates 70 years on the throne of Queen Elizabeth II. But why do these celebrations start on a Thursday? Simply because it was on June 2, 1953, that the young Elizabeth was crowned Queen of the United Kingdom at Westminster Abbey. Closer invites you to discover the complete program of this Platinum Jubilee of the most famous woman in the world.

This Thursday, June 2, the Queen’s birthday will be celebrated with the traditional Trooping the colour, a military parade that Elizabeth II will attend from the balcony of Buckingham. She should be, for the occasion, accompanied by active members of the royal family such as Prince Charles, her son, and Prince William, her grandson and number 2 in the order of succession. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, who made the trip from the United States to participate in these festivities, will not be at the Queen’s side on this balcony. On Friday, June 3, religious service to give thanks to Elizabeth II will be celebrated in St Paul’s Church. The biggest bell in the country will ring for the occasion.

Saturday, June 4: a giant concert in honor of the Queen!

The festivities will continue on Saturday 4 June with the Derby at Epsom Downs, a horse race much appreciated by the Queen. However, his presence remains to be confirmed. In the evening, a huge concert in honor of the Queen will be given in front of Buckingham Palace. Alicia Keys, Elton John, Craig David, and the aptly named Queen will be there. On Sunday, June 5, for the last day of this Platinum Jubilee, the British will try to break the record for the biggest street party. Thousands of picnics will be organized across the country. Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are expected to attend. Many shows that will retrace the 70 years of Elizabeth II’s reign will also be given across the country.

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