HM The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

In 2022 Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee (seventy years of service), having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.


There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world as countries, communities and people come together to celebrate HM The Queen’s historic reign. Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion, culminating with the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June.


The Platinum Jubilee Weekend is an extended bank holiday and runs from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June. It will provide an opportunity for the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate this historic milestone. Across the four days the celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on HM The Queen’s 70 years of service.

Royal mile

Street party

Parish Events

National Events

Buckingham Palace will be holding a programme of events centred around the extended weekend and will be encouraging communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.

Find out more about the events co-ordinated by Buckingham Palace on the Royal website.

The Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy is an initiative which invites people from across the country to plant a tree and mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.
It aims to encourage everyone to take part in improving our environment by planting trees from October through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022. Visit the Queen's Green Canopy official website.

Lighting of Jubilee Beacons – Thursday 2 June 2022

There is a long and unbroken tradition in our country of celebrating royal jubilees, weddings and coronations with the lighting of beacons.
As part of the Platinum Jubilee weekend, Wolverton and Greenleys Town Council will be lighting our beacon. For more details about the Lighting of the Beacon read this guide.

The Big Jubilee Lunch – Sunday 5 June 2022

Every year since the idea began in 2009 The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better, coming together in a spirit of fun and friendship. In 2022 The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community.
People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be big or small - street party or picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbeque. The Big Lunch provides tips and ideas for hosting an event.

To find out more details and to download your free pack follow the link to the Big Lunch website.

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