This week is the most anticipated midweek-weekend in the century for Britons and everyone residing in the United Kingdom- the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the throne.

Elizabeth Mary Windsor acceded the throne to become the Queen on February 6, 1952 after the death of her father the King and she has ruled the United Kingdom ever since then till date. Her reign has lasted for 70 years making her reign the longest reign in history.

Ahead of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebration Buckingham Palace shared a new portrait of the Queen taken by Ranald Mackechnie, a Kent based photographer who has photographed the Queen alongside Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and  Prince George.

Queen's Platinum Jubilee portrait
Photographed by Ranald Mackechnie.

The Queen delivered a message of thanks through the Royal website to all honoring her 70-year reign. In her words:

I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last seventy years

Her Majesty The Queen.

Thank you to everyone who has been involved in convening communities, families, neighbours and friends to mark my Platinum Jubilee, in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth. I know that many happy memories will be created at these festive occasions.

I continue to be inspired by the goodwill shown to me, and hope that the coming days will provide an opportunity to reflect on all that has been achieved during the last seventy years, as we look to the future with confidence and enthusiasm.

ELIZABETH R.

For her 70th Jubilee she would be flanked by her 73 year old son Prince Charles and his wife, Prince Williams who is the second to the throne and his wife alongside their 3 children with their various spouses.

This weekend long event promises a variety of public events to mark the Queen’s 7 decades on the throne as sovereign. Following the event program made public

Thursday, June 2 2022, the trooping of colour which is the Queen’s birthday parade would be held. There would be displays from the military pomp as well as the customary balcony appearance by Queen Elizabeth and members of Royal family. There promises to be a fly by over the Palace.

Friday, June 3rd 2022 would be the main event day. There would be thanksgiving service to pay tribute to the Queen’s long reign and it would be held at St Paul cathedral.