Her Majesty acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 when she was 25 years old, and her 70 years of service is being celebrated across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and around the world during 2022.
The Queen and members of the Royal Family are travelling around the country during the year, undertaking a variety of engagements to mark the occasion, with the focal point being the Platinum Jubilee Weekend - an extended bank holiday, which was held from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022.
Platinum Jubilee Weekend was an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to mark the historic milestone, with 4 days of celebrations including public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen's 70 years of service.
We flew the Platinum Jubilee flag at County Hall, Matlock, and lit up the building in purple throughout the extended Jubilee weekend. And we continue to support initiatives and projects launched nationally to mark the Platinum Jubilee. The initiatives are just some of the many ways that our residents and communities can get involved in the Jubilee during the year and put their own mark on the celebrations.
If you're planning an event later this year you may wish to use the official Queen's Platinum Jubilee emblem, free to use by organisers of events and publicity connected to the Jubilee. Download The Queen's Platinum Jubilee emblem.
Don't forget to use the official hashtags when you're telling the world what you're doing on social media #HM70 #PlatinumJubilee.