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Queen’s Platinum Jubilee pageant to cost £15 Million

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Queen Elizabeth II will celebrate her 70-year reign next year amid a deep constitutional crisis in the UK

Celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee next year is expected to cost between £10 Million and £15 Million.

The organizers of the four-day pageant claim the entire event will be “privately funded” through “corporate partners, businesses and individuals”.

The pageant – which will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign – will start on June 02, 2022 and conclude on June 05.   

The parade on The Mall near Buckingham Palace is expected to serve as a spectacular finale to the four-day event.

The Queen’s reign began in February 1952, although her coronation was held the following year. She will be 96 at next year’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

Event organizers are already playing up the Platinum Jubilee as a potential political turning point after years of national setback following a fraught separation from the European Union and a constitutional crisis centered on invigorated independence movements in Scotland and Wales and a determined push for Irish unity.

In that context, Nicholas Coleridge, the co-chairman of the pageant, has claimed the Platinum Jubilee weekend will be "something of a reopening ceremony for the United Kingdom, following a period of uncertainty and hardship".

"Through the fusion of ceremonial and pageantry with razzmatazz and festival, we intend to create a spectacle that is at once energizing and memorable and a fitting tribute [to the Queen]", Coleridge said.

 


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