THE PLATINUM JUBILEE
Christopher Joll finds out why her majesty’s armed forces are expected to have a reduced role in the Queen’s platinum jubilee when compared to similar occasions, and examines the one event where the Army will be front and centre
It is a unique moment in our history. No previous British monarch has ever achieved a 70-yearlong reign, so there are no precedents for the format of the Platinum Jubilee, or the events to be held to mark it.
However, there are a number of features of the 2022 Platinum Jubilee year programme that have a grounding in tradition, having been drawn from the Silver, Gold and Diamond events that preceded it. These include a programme of public celebrations over a designated weekend in June, a Bank Holiday, street parties and the lighting of beacons.