Brits toast the news that pubs will be allowed to stay open into the wee hours during the forthcoming Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
To mark the 70th anniversary of Her Majesty’s accession to the throne, pubs, bars and clubs will have extended opening hours from 11pm to 1am during the bank holiday in June.
The government is following tradition of relaxing opening hours for the three nights starting Thursday 2 June. Venues were previously allowed to serve alcohol later than usual as the public joined the royal family in celebrating landmarks including the Queen’s 90th birthday in 2016 and the weddings of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in 2018 and Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011.
This year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations mark the fourth major anniversary celebrated by The Queen since ascending the throne in 1952. Some traditions have remained the same, with nationwide street festivals and parades throughout the various celebrations. But others – such as Fortnum & Mason Platinum Pudding Competition – are a bit more unusual.
https://www.theweek.co.uk/news/uk-news/956212/a-look-back-at-the-queens-jubilees A look back at the Queen’s anniversaries