Charities light beacons across UK over Platinum Celebration weekend
National charities said they would light community beacons in honor of the Queen as part of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
Charities including Girlguiding, Walking with the Wared and the National Trust will participate in the Beacons event, which will begin June 2.
It will mark an extended bank holiday, which runs from June 2 to June 5, to mark 70 years on the Queen’s throne, making her the first British monarch to celebrate. Platinum.
On February 20, the Queen tested positive for Covid-19 and Buckingham Palace has said she is suffering from mild cold-like symptoms.
Girlguiding members must light 70 beacons, while Walking with the Wounds veterans and women say their lights will shine atop the highest peaks of each of the four countries in UK.
Angela Salt, Girlguiding’s lead guide, said: “The Queen has a long personal history with Girlguiding and we are delighted to be participating in the upcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
“The Queen first joined Girlguiding as a Guide in 1937, at the age of 11 with her older sister, Princess Margaret, and in 1952, the same year she succeeded to the throne as protector. our support.
“Above [June 2] Girlguiding members across the UK and beyond, will come together to celebrate this special occasion, lighting up 70 Beacons to mark each year the Queen ascends to the throne. “
More than 1,500 Platinum Beacons are expected to be lit across the UK and Commonwealth on the evening of June 2, with one Key Beacon to be lit at Buckingham Palace.
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