AN EXTRA bank holiday in 2022 will mark the Queen’s 70th year on the throne.
It falls on Friday, June 3 — with the late May Bank Holiday moving to June 2 to make it a four-day weekend of celebrations.
It will be the first time a British monarch has reached a Platinum Jubilee.
The Government and Buckingham Palace are planning an extensive programme of events in cities across the UK and the Commonwealth.
Writing in today’s Sun, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden vows to ensure the Platinum Jubilee celebrations match the “unforgettable spectacle” of the London 2012 Olympics.
And he is promising “a series of spectacular, show-stopping moments”.
A Platinum Jubilee medal will be awarded to people in public service, including representatives from the Armed Forces, the emergency services and the prison services.
Queen Elizabeth II’s reign began on February 6, 1952, with her coronation taking place on June 2 the following year.
The milestone year of 2022 will also see England host the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the Festival of Brexit, which will showcase the best of Britain.
Brits will get an extra bank holiday in 2022 to mark the Queen’s 70-year reign with a FOUR-DAY break
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