H.M. Lord Lieutenant of West Glamorgan

Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

70 years of The Queen's reign

The Queen came to the throne on 6 February 1952 and her coronation took place on 2 June 1953. She celebrated her Silver Jubilee (25 years) in 1977, her Golden Jubilee (50 years) in 2002 and her Diamond Jubilee (60 years) in 2012. Never before has a British monarch celebrated 70 years on the throne, with Queen Victoria’s reign being the second longest at 63 years.

National events

Buckingham Palace will be holding a programme of events centred around the extended weekend and will be encouraging communities and people throughout the United Kingdom to come together to celebrate the historic milestone.

Find out more about the events co-ordinated by Buckingham Palace and how you and your community can get involved in the celebrations.

The Queen’s Green Canopy

The Queen’s Green Canopy is an initiative which invites people from across the country to plant a tree and mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

It aims to encourage everyone to take part in improving our environment by planting trees from October through to the end of the Jubilee year in 2022.

We are delighted to be supporting this initiative here in West Glamorgan and are looking forward to supporting a number of schools and community groups with their planting event in November 2021. If your community, school, parish council or business would like to make your own valuable contribution, visit the Queen's Green Canopy offcial website for more details on how you can get involved.

Lighting of Jubilee Beacons

There is a long and unbroken tradition in our country of celebrating royal jubilees, weddings and coronations with the lighting of beacons.

As part of the Platinum Jubilee weekend, members of the public are being encouraged to organise Beacon Lightings on Thursday 2 June 2022.

There is a useful guide to help you put together your Beacon Lighting, including a step by step guide to organising an event.

If you would like any information as regards to all of the celebrations then please complete either of the contact forms below.

Lighting of Jubilee Beacons Enquiry Form

The Queen's Green Canopy Enquiry Form