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UK plans holiday weekend to honor queen's 70 years on throne

Britain Jubilee
Posted at 7:45 PM, Jan 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-09 22:45:59-05

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne with a military parade, neighborhood parties and a competition to create a new dessert for the Platinum Jubilee.

Buckingham Palace said Monday that Elizabeth will become on Feb. 6 the first British monarch to reign for seven decades, and festivities marking the anniversary will culminate in a four-day weekend of events June 2-5.

It wasn’t immediately clear which events the 95-year-old queen will take part in after doctors recently advised her to get more rest.