It’s hard to think of a world after coronavirus, but there will be and the announcement of an extra bank holiday in 2022 reaffirms that fact. Events will begin to reappear and we will leave our living rooms showered, clothed, with makeup on and live life with other people.
This extra days off was 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.
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 May Bank Holiday will be extended and moved to June 2nd, and an additional Friday, June 3, to create a huge weekend off to celebrate.
Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, said the bank holiday would be a “fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s reign… He also said how it “will be a truly historic moment – and one that deserves a celebration to remember.”
“We can all look forward to a special, four-day Jubilee weekend, when we will put on a spectacular, once-in-a-generation show that mixes the best of British ceremonial splendour with cutting edge art and technology.”
A palace spokesman said: “The platinum jubilee offers an opportunity for the Queen to express her thanks for the support and loyalty Her Majesty has received throughout her reign… The Queen hopes that as many people as possible will have the opportunity to join the celebrations.”
Mr Dowden said: “Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee will be a truly historic moment – and one that deserves a celebration to remember.
“We can all look forward to a special, four-day Jubilee weekend, when we will put on a spectacular, once-in-a-generation show that mixes the best of British ceremonial splendour with cutting edge art and technology.
“It will bring the entire nation and the Commonwealth together in a fitting tribute to Her Majesty’s reign.”
We can’t wait to celebrate with the Queen, we will be lifting a pint of Smooth in honour to our Liz!