For seventy years the Queen has been the ultimate symbol of what it means to be British. Her steadfast leadership and unwavering service through good and bad has been an inspiration to so many.
The whole country is celebrating this historic occasion with a double Bank Holiday, today and tomorrow, making a 4-day Platinum Jubilee weekend. The Government have also extended licensing hours so people can celebrate the Jubilee in pubs and bars across England and Wales.
There is lots going on around Newcastle, from street parties to entertainment in the town centre (see here for more), and here is a run-down of the national events:
Thursday 2 June (today)
The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)
Platinum Jubilee Beacons
Friday 3 June
Service of Thanksgiving
Saturday 4 June
The Derby at Epsom Downs
Platinum Party at the Palace
Sunday 5 June
The Big Jubilee Lunch
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant
For more information about the official events check here.
With four days of celebrations and millions around the world taking part, this weekend will be a fitting tribute and celebration of Her Majesty’s service in which every community can participate and enjoy.
God Save The Queen!