Buckingham Palace unveiled a program to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain.
As part of the anniversary celebrations, a series of events will take place throughout the United Kingdom over the course of six months, which will begin as early as January 10.
So, on Monday will open a culinary competition, where everyone will cook a special dish dedicated to the reign of the 95-year-old monarch. The most interesting recipes will be selected by a jury chaired by writer and TV host Mary Berry.
In addition, one day between May 12 and 15 at Windsor Castle there will be a show involving more than 1,000 people and 500 horses, dedicated to the history of Great Britain from 1558 to the present day.
The celebrations will culminate with the announcement of a four-day weekend from June 2-5, known as Jubilee Weekend. As part of the festivities, there will be a parade in central London, with 1,400 troops from various branches of the Royal Armed Forces, 200 horses and 400 musicians.
A special celebratory service will be organized on June 3 in St. Paul’s Cathedral in the British capital, and the next day there will be a concert in Buckingham Palace, which will involve show business stars from all over the world.
The upcoming celebrations will be the first anniversary of the Queen without her husband, Prince Philip, who passed away in April 2021. It remains unknown whether the Queen will personally attend the events.
Recently, there has been information in the media about her health problems. In particular, on November 14, she canceled her participation in the Memorial Day ceremonies (Memorial Day) because she pulled her back.
In October, the British media reported that Elizabeth II completely abandoned the use of alcohol on the advice of doctors. The Queen expects to be in top form when she celebrates her 70th anniversary on the throne on February 6, 2022.
On August 18, Britain’s Queen’s health came under threat after an employee at Balmoral Castle in Scotland tested positive for coronavirus. Despite the risks, the queen decided that catering staff would serve food and the family would continue to go out deer hunting and picnicking on the estate.
Elizabeth II, born in 1926, ascended the throne at age 25, succeeding her father George VI (1895-1952). In September 2015, Elizabeth II surpassed Queen Victoria’s (1819-1901) record for longest tenure on the British throne, and with the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand (Rama IX) on October 13, 2016, she became the longest reigning monarch in the world today.