The Queens Reign
Her Majesty the Queen is the longest reigning British monarch in history. The upcoming Jubilee will be her Platinum Jubilee, which will commemorate 70 years on the throne. Queen Elizabeth II succeeded the throne in 1952 when her father, King George VI passed away. Her coronation was in June 1953 – over a year after the King had passed. This is due to the rules around leaving an appropriate amount between death of a Monarch and holding such celebrations.
The Queen has reigned through major political changes. For example, the Troubles in Northern Ireland, and decolonisation of Africa. She also witnessed the UK join and withdraw from the EU (1973-2020). Prior to becoming Queen, she lived and worked through the Second World War. Working within the armed forces she trained as a driver and mechanic; and was given the rank of honorary junior commander.
Throughout the last few years the Queen has been steadfast in her support for the country; and the NHS. Especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic, even while suffering the loss of her husband, Prince Phillip. She has been vocal about her grief which in a way brought the public closer to the Royal Family.
A Platinum Jubilee
The Platinum Jubilee is on the 2nd of June 2022 and will be celebrated across the nation; as well as throughout the commonwealth. This Jubilee marks 70 years on the throne, which is a record-breaking reign in this Kingdom. Because of the significance of this Jubilee and the age of Her Majesty, plans for big celebrations are underway. There is some events in lead up to the Jubilee; which ends in a culmination of a 4-day Bank Holiday for the UK.
Jubilee Celebration Timeline
2nd of June
Trooping the Colour will begin at 10am on the Thursday, commencing the bank holiday celebrations. This is a spectacular parade, with over 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians.
In the evening, Jubilee beacons will light up throughout the UK at 9:15pm exactly. For the first time, Commonwealth countries will also light a beacon to celebrate the Jubilee.
3rd of June
A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral. Here she will be accompanied by other members of the Royal Family.
4th of June
The Queen will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs, accompanied by members of the Royal Family.
Later that day, the Platinum Party at the Palace will take place. The BBC will hold a special concert that will be broadcast live from Buckingham Palace. The Concert will bring together some of the world’s biggest stars to celebrate the Queen.
5th of June
The final day of the bank holiday weekend communities up and down the nation partaking in “The Big Lunch”. This is an idea that was born in 2009, by The Eden Project. Often taking the form of a street party, the whole community can get together and celebrate. (Historically held on jubilees or national celebrations). The Big Lunch, this year called “The Big Jubilee Lunch” to encourage community connections and to celebrate the Queen.
Also happening on the 5th of June is the The Platinum Jubilee Pageant. Artistic performers, dancers, musicians, military personnel, and more will unite to tell the story of The Queen’s 70-year reign.
How to get Involved in the Jubilee Celebrations?
Over 1400 people all across the UK have registered to host Big Jubilee Lunches so far! Why not see if there’s one happening in your area that you can join, or throw one of your own! You could even have a BBQ or picnic at home with family. Some people have been fortunate enough to get tickets to exclusive events taking place in London. Those of us who haven’t got tickets will be able to watch the events broadcasted on TV.
How Will Totally Branded Celebrate the Queen?
All of our staff here at Totally Branded are looking forward to the 4-day bank holiday weekend. Some of us will be having tea parties with friends and family, or garden parties to celebrate the occasion.
As a company, our way of celebrating is helping you have the best Jubilee events possible. To make sure your Jubilee celebration goes off without a hitch, we are now stocking some brilliant Jubilee products.
Perfect Jubilee Products
What’s more British than tea? We got in a special Jubilee Tea Bag for the big day! These are perfect for your “Big Jubilee Lunch” table; or for handing out at a jubilee event over the weekend. Everyone, raise your cups and saucers to Her Majesty.
The perfect thing to go with your lovely cup of tea? A biscuit! (Or two).
We have the delicious “Jubilee Chocolate Digestive” to go hand in hand with our Jubilee branded tea bags.
As an alternative and more practical item to commemorate the Jubilee with, we have a “Platinum Jubilee Bookmark“. Ideal as a keepsake of the momentous day.
Kick off your party with a pop! Branded Party Poppers which come fully branded with a logo of your choice. (Including the Jubilee logo)
Bunting originally referred to a specific type of woollen fabric. It was used for making ribbon and flags at the beginning of the 17th century; including signal flags for the Royal Navy. Throughout time, especially in the UK, bunting has become a staple of our celebration décor.
Why not grab yourself some of our Triangular Synthetic Buntings, branded with the Jubilee logo to brighten up your street party? You can get the whole street involved in hanging some!
Here’s to 70 Years!
Thank you to the Queen for serving our nation for 70 years, and congratulations for achieving all you have during your momentous reign. As for everyone else: have a great bank holiday from all of us at Totally Branded.