The Platinum Jubilee Weekend

Vor nunmehr 70 Jahren kam Queen Elizabeth II. auf den Thron. Das Vereinigte Königreich nimmt das zum Anlass für ausgiebige Feierlichkeiten. Anlässlich des Platinjubiläums gibt es sogar ein verlängertes Wochenende für alle. In diesem Auszug aus der aktuellen Ausgabe der Read On erfahren sie mehr über das unmittelbar bevorstehende Jubiläumswochenende.

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The biggest celebrations of Queen Elizabeth II’s 70-year reign take place this June.

By Siobhan Bruns

1                Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her platinum jubilee this year. Britain has been honouring the monarch’s 70-year reign with events since the beginning of 2022. This month will see the high point of these celebrations: the Platinum Jubilee Weekend from Thursday June 2 to Sunday June 5.

2                The Brits will get a special four-day UK bank holiday weekend so that as many people as possible will have time off work to celebrate. Whilst many neighbours are planning street parties, others will travel into London to see the events there, like Trooping the Colour and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant.

3                Trooping the Colour is a yearly event that has been celebrating the birthday of the British monarch for over 260 years. This year it takes place on Thursday, June 2. More than 1,200 officers and soldiers, hundreds of Army musicians, and around 240 horses will take part.

4                After the parade, the Royal Family will appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace to watch the Flypast of the Royal Air Force, as they do every year for the Queen’s birthday. This year though, there will be fewer family members appearing on the balcony than in years past.

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Vocabulary

0-1            platinum Platin- — jubilee (Thron)Jubiläum — celebrations Feierlichkeiten — reign Regierungszeit — to take place stattfinden — majesty Majestät — to honour würdigen

2-4            bank holiday Feiertags- — whilst während — pageant Festumzug — officer Offizier(in) — soldier Soldat(in) — musician Musiker(in) — to appear erscheinen — flypast Luftparade — Royal Air Force brit. Luftwaffe — though jedoch

The Brits – and even their pets – will celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee with street parties and parades.

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