Brits will get extra Bank Holiday in June to mark Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

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Brits will be treated to an extra Bank Holiday in June next year to mark the Queen’s Platium Jubilee.

Her Majesty will have reigned for her 70 years come 2022, with a huge celebration planned.

The long weekend will run from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5, with the May Bank Holiday set to be moved.

Buckingham Palace said in a statement: "An extended bank holiday, from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June, will provide an opportunity for communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.

"The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service."

On the Thursday, 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together for a parade.

It will close with the traditional RAF fly-past, watched by The Queen and Members of the Royal Family from the Buckingham Palace balcony.

On Saturday, June 4, Her Majesty will attend the Epsom Races, with the BBC set to hold a special live concert in the evening.

The following day, street parties will be held across the UK as part of the Big Jubilee Lunch.

A pageant featuring more than 5,000 people will also take place against the backdrop of Buckingham Palace.

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