Queen Elizabeth II is not only the longest reigning monarch in the U.K. but is also the longest reigning monarch in the world. As the Queen celebrates her platinum jubilee on February, the country has planned year long celebrations to commemorate the occasion. Her 70 years of service will be marked in the U.K., the Realms and the Commonwealth.
According to the royal website the following events have been planned:
The Platinum Pudding competition on January 10
The Queen’s Birthday Parade on June 2
Service of Thanksgiving and Platinum Jubilee Beacons on June 3
The Derby at Epsom, Platinum Party at the Palace on June 4
The Big Jubilee Lunch and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5
The Queen’s Green Canopy through 2022 and into March 2023
Royal Collection Trust on July 2022
The Queen’s Private Estate on Bank Holiday weekend
The Platinum Jubilee Celebration on May 12-15
The Platinum Pudding Competition
The Big Jubilee Lunch and Fortnum & Mason have invited applicants age 8 and above to make a Platinum Pudding recipe that is perfect for a queen. Details are available at the website of Fortnum & Mason. The competition opened on January 10 and applications can be submitted. Other details are also available on the site.
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The judges panel will be chaired by Dame Mary Berry and include other famous British chefs and bakers. There will be a final “live bake” round in front of the experienced judges. The best pudding will be served at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Lunch. It is hoped that it would also be shared at street parties across the country as the recipe will be shared to the public.
Historically speaking jubilees produce iconic new British dishes. Several decades ago, the Victorian sponge cake was created during Queen Victoria’s reign. In 1953, Le Cordon Bleu created coronation chicken. It is still a favorite sandwich filling, since. The Platinum Pudding is set to join these future iconic British dishes.
Jokes aside, which can be expected by the droll Britishers and others on the Platinum Pudding, some of which have elicited a chuckle and a guffaw, the winning recipe can not only go down in the annals of history as an iconic dessert but can also also bring cheer in this pandemic year.
On February 6 this year, The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a #PlatinumJubilee.— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 10, 2022
🧵👇A thread on what to expect throughout the year as we celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service to the UK and Commonwealth.