Let’s go to four days of historical celebrations: From June 2 to 5, the British celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, the seventy year reign of Elizabeth II. She became Queen on the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6, 1952, and was crowned on June 2, 1953. This is the first time a British monarch has lived long on the throne. Age 96, then weakened In April 2021 her husband Prince Philip diedThe Queen is no longer moving, but she is at the peak of her popularity: 75% of Britons questioned by Yukov praise her.
This is far from all “royal families”: the heir to the throne, Charles, receives only 50% of the popularity, while Prince Harry and his wife, Megan Markle, are almost last (32% and 24%, respectively), just ahead of Prince Andrew. With a reputation tarnished by its proximity With sex hunter Jeffrey Epstein. However, the Republicans are still a minority in the country: another YouGov poll released on Wednesday 1st.Er Six out of ten Britons (62%) in June think the UK should be a monarchy, and only 22% say the country should elect a head of state.
Like the Diamond Jubilee of 2012 (sixty years of rule) or the Golden Jubilee of 2002 (fifty years of reign), this Platinum Jubilee is an opportunity for the Windsor family to reunite with the population and test its popularity. . “This may be the last time we see the Queen in public, and her appearance on the balcony of Buckingham Palace will be harsh in this regard, but this Jubilee is welcome because it is the first time in a long time that the opportunity to celebrate something truly positive about the royal family, not deaths or scandals. Underlines Omid Scoby, an expert in the royal family and author of the book Discovering independence In “Maxit”, Harry and Megan leave for California.
Two public holidays
Four major public events are set to end this exceptionally long weekend – the Johnson government has granted the British two public holidays, Thursday and Friday. Trooping the Color Army Parade will be held on Thursday morning, beginning at 10 a.m. (local time, 11 a.m. CET), marking the Queen’s ceremonial birthday – she was actually born on April 21, 1926. 1,200 officers and soldiers of the Home Division, cavalry, mounted guard building, near Downing Street, Government seat, to the base of Buckingham Palace.
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