As the first British royal ever, the Queen is celebrating her 70th reign this year. Spectacular events are planned for this in the coming months.
No British royal has achieved this before: The Queen is celebrating her platinum anniversary this year.
Means: She is the first monarch in Great Britain to record a 70-year reign. This should now be celebrated properly – with a lot of pomp and a bit of quirkiness.
In addition to a concert in Buckingham Palace with world stars who have not yet been announced, there is currently a nationwide pudding competition.
That's what it's all about
On February 6, Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 70th reign.
No British monarch yet Monarchs have previously achieved this so-called platinum anniversary.
The second longest-serving monarch in British history is Queen Victoria, who ruled for 63 years.
Great Britain will celebrate the Queen in such a pompous manner in the coming months.
On February 6, Queen Elizabeth II will be the first British monarch to celebrate her platinum anniversary. To celebrate the 70-year reign of the 95-year-olds, celebrations will take place every six months. It starts with a nationwide pudding competition, for which British residents aged eight and over have been able to register since Monday.
Via the online form of the Fortnum & amp; Mason, fans of the Queen who love to bake can submit a recipe including a photo of their own creation. The prerequisites: The British pudding should taste good, look pretty, be inspired by a story and be simple enough that anyone can prepare it at home. At the end of February, five finalists will be selected to compete for the platinum pudding title in a final live baking round.
It will then continue in a less quirky way in mid-May, where a 90-minute show at Windsor Castle with an impressive 500 horses and 1000 performers will shed light on British history over the past 70 years.
The big celebrations start in June
The highlight then takes place during an extended weekend in the first week of June. On the occasion of the platinum anniversary, June 2nd and 3rd were even declared a public holiday. Trooping the Color, the annual military parade in honor of the birthdays of the respective British monarch, marked the start of the four-day celebration on Thursday. Over 1400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will take part and tickets for the public can be bought from next week.
On Friday it will be a little quieter with the thanksgiving service for the reign of the Queen in St. Paul & # x27; s Cathedral, before Elizabeth II invites you to the platinum party on Saturday in Buckingham Palace. The British broadcaster BBC is planning a live concert there with “some of the greatest stars in the world”. Tickets for the event will be raffled among British residents from February.
«Splendor, circus and the latest visual technology»
The platinum anniversary finally ends on Sunday with a big anniversary lunch, which will take place at various street festivals across Great Britain. But that's not all – a festival spectacle with 5000 artists takes place on the grounds of Buckingham Palace. The Krone promises “pageantry, street art, theater, music, circus, costumes and the latest visual technology”.
Primary and secondary school students are also asked in advance to create a picture of their wishes for our planet. A selection of these will be carried on silk flags that are held up by children during the parade.
It is not yet known which of the planned anniversary events the Queen herself will attend. Due to her state of health and the prevailing corona pandemic, it is to be expected that she will continue to keep her public appearances to a minimum.
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