The Queen is already demanding a giant party for ‘Platinum Jubilee’ in 2022

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Several days ago, Buckingham Palace announced that they were already working on some plans for Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. It sounds like a big jinx, but here we are. I guess this story is for all of the royal fantasists who believe that the Queen will “step down” and “give” the Crown to Charles at some point. She will not. She’s too self-absorbed. And she’s demanding a giant party in 2022.

A “once-in-a-generation show” over a four-day bank holiday weekend will mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The Queen, 94, hopes as many people as possible across the UK will have the opportunity to join the celebrations, Buckingham Palace said. She will have reigned for 70 years on 6 February 2022 but plans are in place to stage a series of events from 2-5 June.

Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said it would be a “truly historic moment” and deserved a “celebration to remember”. He added it would “bring the entire nation and the Commonwealth together.” The events will reflect the Queen’s reign, the longest of any British sovereign, and her impact on the UK and the world since her accession to the throne in 1952.

To create the four-day weekend in June 2022, the late May Spring Bank Holiday that year will be moved to Thursday 2 June and an additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3 June will be created. Mr Dowden told MPs that ministers were working with the Royal Household, the devolved administrations and “leading creative minds” to make this a “jubilee weekend to remember – one that mixes the best of British ceremonial splendour and pageantry with cutting edge artistic and technological display”.

[From BBC]

Again, this feels like a jinx for a Queen who is currently 94 years old and living through a global pandemic, but whatever. Anyway, these (tentative??) plans became a jumping-off point for royal commentators to just remind everyone again that there is no “stepping down” when you’re in the first line of succession.

Prince Charles will not ‘willingly step down from his destiny’ to be king, a royal biographer has claimed. Yesterday it was announced Britain will get an extra Bank Holiday in 2022 to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, when Her Majesty will become the first British monarch to have reigned for 70 years.

Robert Lacey, who recently released biography Battle of the Brothers and has acted as a historian on the Netflix drama The Crown, told Good Morning Britain it’s a clear sign that the monarch, 94, is ‘determined to go on to the end’. Prince Charles, who turns 72 tomorrow, is the longest-serving heir-apparent to the British throne and will be the oldest-ever King when he is crowned, but Lacey said he doesn’t believe the Prince of Wales has any intention of stepping aside. However, he said that given the Queen has engendered such loyalty and respect, the ‘popular’ Duke and Duchess of Cambridge might be more fitting replacements.

‘The Queen’s jubilee certainly shows the Queen is determined to go on to the end,’ said Lacey.

‘But there is such loyalty and respect for the Queen, when we look to the future and say who could duplicate that in the future, could it be King Charles and Queen Camilla? Or would it much better be William and Kate who are already the focus of enormous popularity and are clearly stepping into the role of future sovereign. I myself don’t think he would willingly step down from the destiny he has waited for so long.’

[From The Daily Mail]

For what it’s worth, I think we pretty much have a de facto Charles Regency anyway, although no one is calling it that. The pandemic has empowered Charles even further, as the Queen is kept coddled in the “HMS Bubble” at Windsor. And no, Charles is not stepping down or giving up anything so that William can be king. William will be a terrible king, and Charles knows that deep in his soul as well.

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  1. Jess says:

    I never would have guessed this a decade ago, but Charles is definitely my favorite out of the three. But as an American I can watch all of this primarily as entertainment. I think they’d all drive me nuts if I were a British citizen.

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      I’m loving how all three are briefing against each other. First FFK leaks as usual, then the FK slaps him down, then the Queen slaps both down and then back again to FFK. Of course all three are united against their ‘common enemy’ the Sussexes so all of them are odious as far as I’m concerned.

  2. heygingersnaps says:

    I’ve been reading articles about this and it’s ridiculous. We’ll no doubt still be reeling from the effects of covid and the disaster that is brexit. Lots of people are already suffering financially and unfortunately there will more who will add to that. So, I’m not sure having a big splash out like that would go with the public. It’s just very insensitive and out of touch but then we’re talking about the brf

    • Mac says:

      I can’t imagine large gatherings will be possible by mid-2022, or possibly ever again. The BRF need to start living in reality with the rest of us.

    • Becks1 says:

      That was my reaction as soon as they announced this. Like, is the British public really going to want to celebrate that they’ve supported the queen for 70 years?

      This kind of reminds me when they announced Eugenie’s wedding as a way to “cheer people up” and the reaction was basically, Nah, we’re good without that.

    • Jellybean says:

      I have no doubt it will be very popular. It will be a big party at a time when we should be well clear of Covid and 100% ready for a 4 day national holiday!!!!!

  3. TQ says:

    @Kaiser – “this feels like a jinx for a Queen who is currently 94 years old and living through a global pandemic” — haha! I thought exactly the same thing. All this brouhaha and what if she’s not around to see it?

    It’s so absurd. Not like all that money for the jubilee could be spent here in the UK helping starving children or refugees or anything. FFS.

  4. Snuffles says:

    They’re just chomping at the bit to revel in all the pomp and circumstance they’ve been denied this year and probably the first half of next year. Not having any of that distraction from what they really are, a waste of tax payer money, is causing the public to think they aren’t worth it. Especially when they’re suffering so much while the royal family lives in the lap of luxury doing nothing but Zooming.

    • RoyalBlue says:

      definitely chomping at the bit for all the missed pomp they were planning for this year to rub in the Sussexes faces until covid intervened.

  5. Sofia says:

    She’s currently 94 and will be 96 when this happens. Anything can happen in 2 years especially when you’re at that age and a bad cold can, quite frankly, kill you.

  6. DS9 says:

    I am beyond tired of this petty, myopic old bat. The selfishness and self centeredness of this is unmatched.

    She’s a figurehead. All she’s done is not die while serving as the head of one of the most visible dysfunctional, out of touch families on the damned planet and she’s wanting to spend gobs of money to praise herself while people struggle.

    Ma’am….

    MA’AM!

    • Carrie says:

      Could not agree with you more. All those asinine remarks about how wonderful the queen is. Bah humbug. An ill educated woman who got lucky . She is revered for just breathing as long as she has. The money should be spent on the NHS or feeding children – thank you Marcus Rashford. And while I’m on a rant thank God Covid has spared Australia royal bushfire pity tours. We don’t need them and the $$ they cost can be profitably spent elsewhere.

  7. TIffany says:

    I say this as an American and I am not sure how the people of Britain feel about it but, anything that keeps William from Prince of Wales and the Duchy is the best option right now.

    They are screwed and they know it and he is not and option now and will not be on in the future.

  8. Noki says:

    Isnt it an amazing privileg to know that you have the best care in the world and that you know for sure you will be around even at 94 to celebrate things a couple of years down the line.

  9. Nic919 says:

    I just want to point out that everyone at the Canadian Remembrance Day ceremony wore a mask even though they were all outside as well. Considering the UK numbers are way way worse than those in Canada, maybe the 94 year old queen should be wearing a mask at all times if they still want her around for a party in 2022.

    It’s also ridiculous to think anyone cares about a party in 2 years when most are just trying to survive day to day… in some cases even literally.

  10. Keroppi says:

    I hope the only people who show up are her family and the people paid to be there.

  11. lanne says:

    Yep. A huge expensive party amidst the shitshow that will be Brexit, esp. if they go off the cliff with no deal. Great for the UK. Glad Meghan and Harry got off that godforsaken island.

  12. greenmonster says:

    That information was released a day before Charles’ birthday? What a petty b!tch that woman is.

  13. S808 says:

    Letting everyone knows she’s not leaving anytime soon huh?

  14. LittlePenguin says:

    Trying to get ahead of some sort of narrative perhaps? I really don’t know why you need to announce this. We need to get through 2021 first.

  15. Kalana says:

    “Things are awful. We need to do something.”
    “Let’s throw ourselves a party! The people will love to see us enjoying ourselves and having a good time! And they’ll pay for it.”

    But making sure children are stil given meals over the holidays is the real controversy.

  16. Amy Bee says:

    Announcing this 2 years in advance, in the midst of a pandemic and ahead of a predicted economic downturn is just weird. I suspect the British establishment was eager to turn the page following the debacle of remembrance day but I think it could have waited until the end of next year.

  17. Vera says:

    we seem to have these ‘once-in-a-generation’ celebrations every 10 years…
    Golden Jubilee then the Diamond Jubilee.
    I’m pretty fed up of my tax money being used on these scroungers.
    I just got to the episode when the Guardian was mocking Philip over asking for more money for the RF in The Crown and I was loudly agreeing when they said the whole RF should had been cut os expenses.

  18. Ariel says:

    It just seems insane. Throw me a giant party! Honor me!
    Read the room, honey.
    Such a joke that they are presumed to be elegant, refined, worldly.
    They are small minded, bigoted, uneducated, rude, nasty and petty.

    • Lady D says:

      Her subject’s children are starving while she sits on her billions and rots. Kinda reminds me of Smaug, “Chiefest and Greatest of all Calamaties”
      (B. Baggins, The Hobbit)

      • VAE says:

        Wasn’t the starvation one of the reasons that made the Russian ruling family fall from favor and prisoned in 1900′s? Elizabeth should think about what she is doing.

  19. Dalloway says:

    Yeah … this is a jinx as I mentioned last week.

    I will say this though, living in the UK. This doesn’t feel like a demand from the Queen or Buckingham Palace. This has Tory government all over it. They’re trying to distract from falling GDP, crippling unemployment, lockdown, etc. by announcing something big. They know that in 2022 this should be over (while 2021, who can say tbh. Won’t be shocked if Trooping is cancelled again) and the courtiers get to shoot down rumours of an abdication.

    As for Jubilees … I remember the 50th vividly. I was 12 and QEII came on tour to Canada. She visited my hometown, opened up a new school and I met Prince Philip at a horse show where I was presenting. It was a big deal. I barely noticed the 60th and don’t think we’ll get to a 70th.

    Mess.

    • February-Pisces says:

      The 50th was pretty memorable, but the 60th was a bit of a disaster, all I remember was that it rained all day and the royals were on some boat waving looking miserable.

      • Vera says:

        and Brian May on a roof, that is all I remember and Gary Barlow wailing.

      • Beach Dreams says:

        Ah, I think that was also the event where Wills blatantly treated Kate pretty poorly several times throughout its duration. One moment that I recall is her laughing and saying something to him, and him responding with a sneer on his face. Whatever he said was definitely not nice because her smile dropped and she quickly turned away to wave at the crowd like a maniac. Harry was standing behind them and watching the exchange with an amusingly awkward look on his face.

  20. February-Pisces says:

    Big Phil turns 100 next summer, I wonder what they will plan for that, if the pandemic is still about. Hopefully a vaccine will help bring some normality. But with them being so old, how do they go about planning such big occasions especially when there’s no guarantee that the guest of honour is going to be there.

  21. Bishop says:

    Give it to Anne

  22. ClaireB says:

    Did Charles leak this to make his mom look worse than she already does?

  23. JanetDR says:

    Lacey talking about the possibility of Charles stepping aside is so odd. Why on earth would he do that?!

  24. PixiePaperdroll says:

    If I have the same damn job for 70 years, you bet your ass I’m having a party. Maybe a third of the budget goes to full-body condoms and respirators but I AM HAVNG A PARTY.