The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

May 30, 2022

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

This week is The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and the UK has an extended public holiday that the MultiFreight team will be observing.

Therefore, our offices will be closed as follows:

Thursday 2nd June : Queen’s Jubilee
Friday 3rd June : Spring Bank Holiday

So, to mark the occasion, here are 10 facts about the jubilee that you didn’t know you didn’t know:


  1. ‘Jubilee’ is defined as “a special anniversary of an event, especially one that took place 25 or 50 years ago”.
  2. Jubilees are named after precious stones: Silver for 25th, Ruby for 40th, Golden for 50th, Diamond for 60th and Platinum for 70th.
  3. The first British monarch to celebrate a jubilee was King George III in 1809.
  4. King George V was the first British monarch to celebrate his Silver Jubilee in 1935.
  5. Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee in 1977, her Ruby Jubilee in 1992, her Golden Jubilee in 2002 and her Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
  6. The London Underground has an underground line named after the Queen’s Silver Jubilee, aptly named the Jubilee Line!
  7. The Jubilee Line’s colour is light grey, representing the silver colour of the 1977 Jubilee!
  8. Queen Elizabeth II will be the first time British monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee.
  9. Her 2012 Diamond Jubilee Pageant is rumoured to be the ‘world’s largest outdoor party’, when more than 1 million people lined the Thames to watch 1,000 boats sail past!
  10. In total, there will be four days of celebration, which include beacons being lit around the country and throughout the Commonwealth. The principal beacon will be lit at Buckingham Palace.

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