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Plans announced for the Queen's platinum jubilee central weekend nationally and locally

If Queen Elizabeth remains on the throne on 6 February 2022, this will be the first time any British monarch has celebrated 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 communities come together to celebrate 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 focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June.

The Queen’s Green Canopy in Suffolk – a UK and Commonwealth project launched by The Queen and the Prince of Wales to celebrate the Jubilee. The aim is to plant over 775,000 trees in Suffolk – one for every citizen. The total so far is 240,000.

The extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the UK to come together to celebrate the historic milestone. The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service. There are currently plans afoot to hold organised celebratory events in both Gislingham and Mellis.

Every month from now till June, The Messenger will be updating you on developments with both the Gislingham and Mellis events. At the time of going to print, we understand there are no events planned for the Thornhams.