70 years old. Platinum Jubilee – El Financiero

A few days before a solemn national holiday, the United Kingdom of Great Britain is preparing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.

There is no king in the history of England, and after the United Kingdom, he remained Regent for the Crown for 7 decades.

Elizabeth II celebrated the previous jubilee during her reign, when she celebrated her 25th anniversary on the throne (1977) with the Silver Jubilee. In 2002, the 50 years on the British throne were celebrated with golden jubilee festivities. In 2012, the Diamond Jubilee was held to mark the 60th anniversary of His Majesty’s accession as king.

Each had public ceremonies, tribute performances, mass concerts, RAF flights, and even last – the Diamond Jubilee – a huge and spectacular boat show on the Thames, with the entire royal family, on board built and embellished sandals for the occasion.

Jubilees were spaces of reunion and national unity, as a small respite, in complex political, social or economic moments for Great Britain.

In a few days, this historic achievement of an exemplary king at the head of the nation will be celebrated across the United Kingdom, as a symbol of service, unity and commitment to its people.

The planned festivities will combine several commemorative festivities over 4 days: from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June.


The festivities begin with the Queen’s birthday parade at the Trooping of Color which features Royal, Irish and Welsh Guards, royal cavalry, military bands and more than 240 horses.

About 1,200 officers from various regiments will pay homage to His Majesty across central London roads, past the parks, and of course in front of Buckingham Palace.

Forced firing of cannons to commemorate the memory and participation of the royal family.

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The organizers kept some surprises, it is known that at the conclusion of the parade with the return of the regiments of honor armed to Buckingham Palace, the whole family will appear on the central balcony to receive thousands of English subjects and from many other parts. the world. They expected the latest digital technology to be at the service of the show and we know the Queen won’t be on the state’s golden carriage, but she will be on the show.

For all citizens, there will be giant screens in various parts of London, which will show the parade route in San Jaime Gardens, Kensington Gardens, Holland Park and more.

The air show will conclude on Thursday 2, with the royal family already from the balcony, with a flyby of aircraft from the Royal Air Force.

On Friday, June 3, beacons or torches will be lit across the island. Once used as a communication chain to warn of the arrival of enemies or invaders, a huge chain of burning pyres remains an ancient tradition of national unity on the island. United kingdom.

It was lit in 1897 to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria (the great-grandmother of the current monarch, Elizabeth II) and since then has remained a custom connecting communities, neighbourhoods, counties and regions throughout Great Britain, from the rest of Great Britain. The islands and territories of the Kingdom.

The main lighthouse, already known as the “Tree of Trees”, is 21 meters high, and will be installed and lit from Buckingham Palace itself.

There will be community lighthouses in multiple areas, Commonwealth lighthouses and major lighthouses in London.

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In all capitals of the 50 nations that make up the British Commonwealth, these beacons will be lit as a tribute to the Queen and a symbol of unity.

On Friday, June 3, the Thanksgiving Service, a religious service, will be held at St. Paul’s Basilica, the largest temple of Christianity in the world, right after St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.

The cathedral’s famous bell, known as the Great Bull, will ring as part of the service presided over by the Dean of Westminster, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Archbishops of the Kingdom in honor of His Majesty. They did not reveal who would provide the central message of the celebration, which might be a bishop, or even a family member, such as the Prince of Wales.

On Saturday 4 June, perhaps the Queen’s most joyous celebration of her passion for horses is to attend the Epson Downs Derby, which she will be attending accompanied by members of the royal family.

The Great Jubilee Lunch will take place on Sunday, June 5th. There is a tradition in the United Kingdom to hold these banquets in the streets and in public squares for hundreds of people. The organizing committee appointed 60 hosts in London alone, to meet and accommodate many attendees, who will enjoy typical national dishes and a wonderful jubilee cake.

There will be screens arranged throughout the cities, which will display pictures and messages from the Queen throughout her 70-year reign. They develop special digital effects to evoke the most important moments during these seven decades as king.

During the weekend there will be many concerts of local groups and bands, great English rock personalities.

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More than 20,000 participants in the organization include volunteers, local leaders, members of the armed forces, workers and artists.

As part of the Jubilee, a huge charitable activity will be carried out for the benefit of citizens, thousands of surgeries will be performed to combat cataracts and other diseases, and one million trees will be planted across the Kingdom as part of the Queen’s environmental commitment.

It is important to say that Elizabeth II is so popular with the public that her individual endorsement as a central figure over the past 70 years exceeds the popularity expressed by the British people for the monarchy in general.

A large-scale celebration is expected that the citizens and the entire country will present to their Queen as a token of appreciation for seventy years of dedication and service to the country.

Elizabeth II steadfastly maintained the royal institution, overcoming many moments of annoyance, crises, distractions and scandals for her family members, daughter-in-law, sons and grandchildren.

He arrived with diminished physical strength, and a notable absence of his partner and main supporter for 74 years: Prince Philip who passed away in 2021 at the age of 99.

Amid the political scandals of Boris Johnson and his parties during quarantine; The harsh effects of Brexit on the British economy and a society disillusioned with its leaders, the Platinum Jubilee will be an opportunity to meet again as citizens of the same country, overcome – if only for a moment – differences and celebrate in style, an entire era in UK history.

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