This yr, the Queen reached a feat no different British monarch has: seven a long time on the throne.
The Queen ascended the throne on the age of 25, when her father King George VI handed away, nevertheless she was not topped till nearly 18 months in a while 2 June 1953 to make certain that an applicable interval of mourning had handed.
Whereas Her Majesty formally marked her seventieth yr as Queen on 6 February, the achievement will probably be extra formally celebrated with a further financial institution vacation weekend in June this yr.
The Platinum Jubilee weekend runs from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June, and can see the Queen and the royal family take part in a number of scheduled occasions to rejoice, together with Trooping the Color, a Service of Thanksgiving, the Derby at Epsom Downs, a star-studded occasion on the Palace and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.
To rejoice the Queen’s seventieth yr as Britain’s monarch, Laura Hampson speaks to royal specialists Jennie Bond and Sean O’Grady, plus extra panellists to be introduced, about Her Majesty’s most memorable moments, the largest scandals she has confronted, and the way she redefined what it means to serve one’s nation.
This virtual event will happen on Zoom on Thursday 19 Could at 6.30pm.