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The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Celebrations 2022

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.

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 - one year from today.

An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

More than 1500 beacons will be lit

In recognition of Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth more than 1,500 beacons will be lit. The beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and one in each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries.

The beacons will enable local communities, individuals and organisations to pay tribute to her as part of the official Platinum Jubilee Weekend of celebrations from 2 to 5 June 2022. 

Find out more about the celebrations, beacons and street parties at the dedicated Queen's Platinum Jubilee in Somerset website.

Guidance on holding a street party 

Apply to close a road for an event

Guidance on holding a beacon event

Register your Somerset Queen's Platinum Jubilee Event

BBC Platinum Party at the Palace ticket ballot. Enter before 23rd March 2022

Queen's Platinum Jubliee TV Licence dispensation for communities

Put your event on the official Queen's Platinum Jubilee map.

In addition, if you are planning a Big Jubilee Lunch you can add your info to Big Jubilee Lunch’s own interactive map, while Queen’s Green Canopy has a map of tree plantings

Let’s make the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee a celebration to remember in Somerset! The Lord Lieutenant of Somerset is calling on the county’s residents to come together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and make it an event to remember. Read more here

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