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Find out how you and your community can celebrate Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee.

Buckingham Palace Horse Guards Parade

70 years of The Queen's reign 

The Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977, her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002 and her Diamond Jubilee (60 years) in 2012. Never before has a British monarch celebrated 70 years on the throne, with Queen Victoria’s reign being the second longest at 63 years.

National events

The Platinum Jubilee celebrations will centre around an extended weekend on 2, 3, 4 and 5 June 2022.

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 and how you and your community can get involved in the celebrations.

The Queen’s Green Canopy

Bradgate park landscape with trees

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.

We are delighted to be supporting this initiative here in Leicestershire and are looking forward to being able to share our plans with you. In the meantime, if your community, school, parish council or business would like to make your own valuable contribution, visit the Queen's Green Canopy official website for more details on how you can get involved.

Lighting of Jubilee Beacons

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, members of the public are being encouraged to organise Beacon Lightings around the county on Thursday 2 June 2022.

Pageantmaster Bruno Peek has produced a useful guide to help you put together your Beacon Lighting, including a step by step guide to organising an event. If you would like a copy of this, please email Lieutenancyoffice@leics.gov.uk.

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Events in Leicester and Leicestershire

We would love to hear about your plans to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee. The Lieutenancy Office will then produce a directory of events taking place across Leicestershire, so that you know how you can get involved locally.

Please take a moment to fill in our Platinum Jubilee Event form to tell us all about your plans.

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