The nation has gathered over the past few days to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend with parties across the UK to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s incredible 70th anniversary on the throne.
Highlights of the memorable event were the spectacular flyover, not to mention the star-studded Platinum Jubilee Concert, which featured Her Majesty in a very special performance with Paddington Bear – while the Jubilee Competition brings the whole thing to a close.
It is the first time a monarch has celebrated a platinum jubilee in this country, although the queen is no stranger to having marked other milestones, having previously celebrated her silver, ruby, gold, diamond and sapphire anniversaries to have.
But which one – to mark the 75th anniversary – would be next?
What comes after a Platinum Jubilee?
Currently, the Royal Collection Trust does not list any other official anniversaries after the platinum 70th anniversary.
However, there are three anniversaries that follow the 70 year mark, as follows:
- 75th Anniversary – Diamond (not to be confused with Diamond Jubilee or 60th Anniversary)
- 80th Anniversary – Oak
- 90th Anniversary – Granite
Before the Platinum Jubilee, the biggest events the Queen has celebrated so far during her reign were the Silver Jubilee in 1977, celebrating her 25th anniversary, and her Golden Jubilee, marking her 50th anniversary in 2002.
More recently, in 2012 she celebrated her diamond jubilee – 60 years on the throne – with a series of spectacular events across the country.
The next milestone in her life before more significant anniversaries would be her 100th birthday in four years.
Should the Queen make it to 100, she wouldn’t be the first member of the royal family to do so.
That age has actually been reached The Queen Mother, who lived to be 101, while the Queen’s aunt, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, was 102.
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Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee 2022
Dust your flag with the Union Jack, Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee is just around the corner.
The celebrations, which will take place from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June, will mark Her Majesty’s record-breaking 70th anniversary on the throne.
There will be street parties, concerts and other special events across the UK attended by the Queen and senior members of the Royal Family.
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