Extra Bank Holiday Announced
A four-day bank holiday weekend has been announced to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
Buckingham Palace has announced that there will be a ‘once-in-a-generation show’ over a four-day bank holiday weekend from the 2nd to the 5th of June 2022 to mark the Queen’s reign, which, at 70-years on the 6th of February 2022, will be the longest of any British sovereign.
To create the four-day weekend in June 2022, the late May Spring Bank Holiday will be moved to Thursday 2nd of June and an additional Bank Holiday will be created on Friday 3rd of June. Members of the Royal Family are expected to take part in the celebrations, much like they did with previous holidays for royal celebrations.
A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: “The Platinum Jubilee offers an opportunity for the Queen to express her thanks for the support and loyalty Her Majesty has received throughout her reign.
“The Queen hopes that as many people as possible will have the opportunity to join the celebrations.”
It has been confirmed that the Royal Household and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) are organising the commemoration. This is the same department that was responsible for the opening and closing ceremonies at the London 2012 Olympic Games, so it should be some spectacle.
The DCMS has promised 'spectacular' moments not just in London, but across other major cities in the UK alongside events in local communities and in the Commonwealth.