Get the tinnies in the fridge and get ready for a big ‘un. England and ales have been granted permission to extend their opening hours from 11pm to 1am over the long weekend marked to celebrate 70 years since Queen Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne.
We’ll all be able to enjoy a few more hours in the booer in order to celebrate ol’ Lizzies jubilee properly. And, I for one will be sinking a few pints on her behalf. Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning incumbent monarch and the longest-reigning female monarch in history.
Elizabeth II became Queen on the 6th of February 1952. The celebrations are set to be huge with the BBC announcing plans to host a special ticketed concert at Buckingham Palace with performances from some of the biggest acts on the planet plus a full, live orchestra.
Extra days off were announced by the Government, who announced a four day weekend that will be dedicated to commemorating Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne. The plans for the Queen’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations will take place on the 2nd and 5th of June 2022 (Thurs – Sun).
It’s a royal milestone that has never been achieved and makes Queen Elizabeth II the longest-serving monarch in British history. There will be “ceremonial splendour and pageantry with cutting edge artistic and technological displays.”
The extended pub licensing hours for the Platinum Jubilee could possibly be a sign of things to come in Britain going forward as the minister for policing, Kit Malthouse, said the government wants to relax closing times for pubs.
Speaking to The Independent about the amendments to the Licensing Act of 2003 he said that there is currently an impact assessment being prepared.
It currently allows extended hours at moments of local, national and international significance, but could be relaxed further – which is great news for all.