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(CNN Spain) — Britain is celebrating, and across the UK, Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years on the throne are being celebrated – starting February 6. Your Platinum Jubilee!
This is a historical fact that is happening for the first time in the history of the British monarchy and will inaugurate the grand celebration, which, especially from next June, will have all kinds of processions, exhibitions, contests, parades, gala dinners and delightful banquets. in every city in England! Endless acts that will honor their beloved queen with great affection and emotion.
And it is very important and interesting that this jubilee honors a woman. The first woman in history to set this record for immortality as a ruler, and a woman highly respected by citizens. It celebrates the fact that a young princess named Elizabeth ascended the throne at the age of 25 and 70 years later, after countless historic moments and personal experiences, continues to reign with dignity and love over her country, at the age of 95! !
A curious data? That Britain’s second longest reign, which lasted nearly 64 years, is exactly what another woman did: the famous Queen Victoria.
Also (and this makes the Platinum Jubilee celebration even more exciting) a queen who less than a year ago lost her great love, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, who was her beloved life partner, her rock for 73 years. Love that accompanied and supported him in his long reign. And according to herself – as she put it in 1997, on her Golden Birthday, “my husband has been my strength and support throughout and I owe him a greater debt than he ever imagined”.
Felipe died at the age of 99, and it is interesting to note that since his death – in June 2021, in her honor and as a testament to the love for her husband – the queen has not succumbed to sorrow and smiles more than ever, because According to her daughter-in-law, the Duchess of Wessex, Prince Philip happy to see him happy and doing his duty as ruler.
And now we’re having a huge national Platinum Jubilee party where there will even be a national contest to choose the ‘best pudding in England’, in honor of the queen’s favorite dessert!
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