The Jubilee weekend is here – but is there an actual Jubilee day? (Picture: Leon Neal/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for a record-breaking 70 years.

This year, 2022, has been dubbed the Platinum Jubilee year, with an early June long weekend devoted to giving thanks to The Queen and celebrating her lengthy reign.

As the bumper summer bank holiday is finally here, many are wondering if there is an ‘official’ Jubilee day throughout to celebrate on – and if so, when exactly it is.

Here’s what we know.

When is the actual Platinum Jubilee day?

Technically, the actual day of the Jubilee has already passed: February 6, 2022.

This day marks exactly 70 years since Her Majesty’s beloved father, King George VI, passed away in 1952 – automatically making her Queen of the United Kingdom.

Elizabeth became Queen on February 6, 1952, and her coronation happened a year later in 1953 (Picture: Getty)

According to the official Royal website, her Majesty typically spends her Accession Day reflecting, privately, with the Royal Family.

Platinum Jubilee celebrations and commemorations have therefore been spread across the year. They’re culminating in a long June bank holiday with parades, street parties and musical performances.

Two days of this weekend could be considered significant Jubilee days, too: June 2 and June 5.

On Thursday, June 2, The Queen will mark her second, public birthday with the annual Trooping the Colour parade in Central London, hopefully appearing on the Buckingham Palace balcony.

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And on Sunday, June 5, the epic, carnival-esque Platinum Jubilee Pageant will make its way down London’s The Mall.

All four days of the Platinum Jubilee bank holiday are filled with festivities designed to celebrate The Queen.

So why try to distil it all to just one day?


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