03 June 2022 - The Queen's Platinum Jubilee 2022
What is Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee? Here’s your royal guide.
Adela Suliman (The Washington Post, 01/06/2022)
Britain is celebrating its longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, in her Platinum Jubilee year.
The 96-year-old queen is being toasted across the nation with four days of events showcasing the best of British pomp and pageantry. Crowds in London will try to catch a glimpse of royal family members on the Buckingham Palace balcony, while others will attend concerts and street parties or simply enjoy the national holiday.
Jubilee: from home movies to tea cosies – why people love sending gifts to the Queen
Mona Moufahim, Christopher Pich, Ines Branco-Illodo (The Conversation, 01/06/2022)
As for any meaningful anniversary, gift-giving will be an important part of the Queen’s platinum jubilee celebrations. Over the years, the Queen has received several priceless, unusual and quirky, but also simple and yet very personal gifts from foreign officials, various businesses and organisations and from members of the public. Those gifts attract curiosity and media scrutiny about their nature, appropriateness, the givers’ motivations, but also the Queen’s reaction and responses.
‘Not resonating’: muted reception for Queen’s platinum jubilee in Jamaica
Miranda Bryant (The Guardian, 02/06/2022)
Boris Johnson has claimed that the Queen’s platinum jubilee will see people celebrating “unabashed” across the Commonwealth.
But, speaking on the eve of Britain’s four-day commemoration of the anniversary, critics said celebrations in many places were expected to be muted or nonexistent.
Platinum Jubilee: Why does the Queen own every dolphin in British waters? Everything you didn't know about the longest serving monarch
(Sky News, 30/05/2022)
The Queen owns all the dolphins and whales in British waters, has survived an assassination attempt, and is known as "Mama belong big family" in Papua New Guinea.
Here are 70 facts about Queen Elizabeth II - one for each year of her 70 years on the throne.