Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee promises a busy year with many ways to celebrate the monarch reaching an unprecedented 70 years on the British throne.

Buckingham Palace in January laid out plans for several major events in 2022 to honor the long-reigning queen, who turned 96 on April 21. 

The elaborate plans, some of which are set to welcome thousands of guests, were publicized weeks after the queen was forced to scale back her family’s annual Christmas celebrations due to rising COVID-19 cases. Queen Elizabeth, whose husband Prince Philip died in April at age 99, has also seen her own share of health scares over the past year, including a COVID diagnosis in February, a stay at the hospital in October and several missed events. 

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On Feb. 6, the matriarch officially served as queen for 70 years, the longest a British monarch has ever ruled. The queen’s reign began on the same day in 1952, with the death of her father, King George VI. She was formally crowned on June 2, 1953.

Here’s how fans of the royal family can tune in and participate in the festivities through the spring and summer: 

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May 12-15: The Platinum jubilee celebration

A 90-minute arena theater show ncluded more than 500 horses and 1,000 performers, and promised to “take the audience on a gallop through history from Elizabeth I to the present day,” the palace said. 

A four-day UK bank holiday weekend in June

Over the course of four days, the U.K. government will celebrate the queen’s 70 years of service with public events, community activities and national moments of reflection. 

June 2: Queen Elizabeth’s birthday parade

The first of several events held during that holiday weekend: the Trooping the Colour, the annual ceremonial birthday parade for the queen. It is scheduled to be the first full staging of the event since the onset of the pandemic, featuring more than 1,200 officers and soldiers. Tickets will be available to the public.

Also on June 2, more than 1,500 towns, villages and cities throughout the U.K. and its territories will light a beacon to mark the Jubilee. Beacons will also be stationed in capital cities, led by a principal beacon, lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace. 

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© Chris Jackson, Getty Images The royal family with Queen Elizabeth II on the Buckingham Palace balcony at the conclusion of the annual Trooping the Colour parade, June 9, 2018.

June 3: Service of Thanksgiving

A thanksgiving service will be held at St. Paul’s Cathedral to celebrate the Queen’s reign.

June 4: BBC Platinum Party at the Palace 

There will also be a live concert, billed as the “Platinum Party at the Palace,” which the government says will feature some of the “world’s biggest entertainment stars” 

The BBC announced in May that the lineup would include Elton John, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Alicia Keys, Diana Ross, Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Andrew Lloyd Weber and Queen featuring Adam Lambert, among other major music stars. 

U.K. residents are invited to apply for tickets, of which the palace says there are “thousands.” Members of the public will also be able to watch a live screening of the concert in the Royal Parkland at the royal Sandringham estate in eastern England, where the royals usually celebrate Christmas. 

June 5: The Big Jubilee Lunch and Platinum Jubilee Pageant 

Lunch events, dubbed “Big Jubilee Lunches,” are set to be held across the country, including flagship events in London and Cornwall. Over 200,000 neighborhood events are anticipated across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. 

On this same day, the queen’s reign will also be told through an “awe-inspiriting festival of creativity,” featuring artistic performers, dancers, musicians, military personnel, key workers and volunteers, combining street art, theater, music, circus, costumes and visual technology, the palace said. 

A portion of the pageant, called “The River of Hope,” will feature 200 silk flags drawn down The Mall, a road in London between Buckingham Palace and Trafalgar Square. Primary and secondary school students are invited to submit designs for the flags, focusing on climate change and their hopes for the future. 

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July: The Royal Collection Trust

Three of the most significant occasions in the queen’s reign — the Accession, the Coronation and Jubilees — will be honored with displays staged at the official royal residences, beginning in July. 

Buckingham Palace’s Summer Opening of the State Rooms will display 1953 and 1956 portraits of the queen, taken by photographer Dorothy Wilding, along with the jewelry she wore for each. 

Windsor Castle will host the coronation dress and Robe of Estate the queen wore for her 1953 coronation. 

The Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland, will house outfits the queen wore for her past Jubilee events: silver (25 years), golden (50) and diamond (60). 

Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee: How the UK will celebrate her unprecedented anniversary
© AP Queen Elizabeth II at her coronation, June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey in London.

A great British bake-off of sorts, and more lasting initiatives

Good news for fans of “The Great British Baking Show”: A contest dubbed “The Platinum Pudding competition” invited bakers ages 8 and older to submit a new pudding recipe dedicated to the queen. (In the U.K., dessert pudding refers to a sweet dish with a starch or dairy base such as bread pudding, plum pudding or tapioca pudding; not always the custard-like dessert Americans are more familiar with.)

A 31-year-old copywriter’s seven-layer lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle beat 5,000 desserts in the competition, the palace announced in May. 

Jemma Melvin said her sunshine bright, sweet and sour concoction topped with whipped cream and crumbled cookies  was inspired by both her grandmothers and the queen.

Five finalists prepared their dishes for a panel of judges that included “Great British Baking Show” judge Mary Berry, BBC’s “MasterChef: The Professionals” judge Monica Galetti and Buckingham Palace head chef Mark Flanagan.

Melvin’s trifle defeated four other finalists: a passionfruit and thyme frangipane tart; Queen Elizabeth sponge cake, including a layer of jam made with the monarch’s favorite Dubonnet wine; a rose falooda cake incorporating the flavors of a traditional Indian dessert; and a “four nations” pudding featuring ingredients from around the country.

The winning recipe will be served at the big jubilee lunches during jubilee weekend. 

A Royal family affair: Queen Elizabeth II and her heirs, Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George, make Christmas puddings

Another initiative meant to create a lasting legacy: More than 60,000 trees have already been planted in the U.K. as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy project, which invites communities to “plant a tree for the jubilee.” 

Each tree is recorded on a digital map, which the palace says will be presented to the queen at the end of the jubilee year. The project is slated to continue into March 2023. 

Contributing: The Associated Press

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1/59 SLIDES © AP King George VI and his consort Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother) pose with their two daughters, Princess Elizabeth, the future Queen Elizabeth II, center, and Princess Margaret, in 1937.
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2/59 SLIDES © AP Princess Elizabeth, heir to King George VI, on her 13th birthday in Windsor Great Park on April 21, 1939, posing with one of her horses. She has loved horses, breeding, raising and racing them, since she was a child.
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3/59 SLIDES © AP Princess Elizabeth prepares to make a 21st birthday speech on the radio on April 21, 1947, from Cape Town, South Africa, when she promised her people that “my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.”
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4/59 SLIDES © YASUYOSHI CHIBA, AFP via Getty Images A photo of the original Kenyan tree house-style lodge where Queen Elizabeth II was staying the night she became queen. Then-Princess Elizabeth was deep in the Kenyan forest spotting wildlife from the treetops at the moment her father, King George VI, died on Feb. 6, 1952, at Sandringham. This picture was taken on April 10, 2021, at Treetops Lodge in Aberdare National Park in Kenya.
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5/59 SLIDES © AP Her crowning took place more than a year later, on June 2, 1953, in Westminster Abbey, where British monarchs are crowned. Coronations, the most ancient, solemn and spiritual ceremony in the royal tradition, is also the most rare in the modern era. In 1953, it was televised for the first time, allowing millions of her subjects to see their queen take up the emotional and actual burdens of the throne (the crown and scepter) and accept pledges of allegiance from peers and bishops in Westminster Abbey.
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6/59 SLIDES © Matt Dunham, AP In 1977, she celebrated 25 years on the throne, her Silver Jubilee. A picture from that era, of the queen waving from the balcony, was fixed on the side of a building on the south bank of the Thames, during her Diamond Jubilee in 2012. The giant canvas, weighing nearly two tons, was officially unveiled in May 2012.
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7/59 SLIDES © Allistair Grant, AP It was a sight for horrified royal eyes. Firemen pour water on flames rising from the roof of a private chapel in Windsor Castle. The fire threatened historic works of art, most of which were saved by a brigade of castle workers organized to ferry paintings and other treasures away from the fire.
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8/59 SLIDES © Gillian Allen, AP The queen was devastated by a devastating fire that broke out at Windsor Castle in November 1992. Afterwards she toured the damage with firemen on Nov. 21, when the 900-plus-year-old fortress was no longer in danger.
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9/59 SLIDES © TIM GRAHAM, POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, pose with their four children at Clarence House in London, in 2007, at a dinner hosted by Prince Charles to mark the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of their parents. From left, Prince Charles, Prince Andrew, Princess Anne and Prince Edward.
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10/59 SLIDES © WPA Pool, Getty Images Here she is with Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern during a private audience at Buckingham Palace on April 19, 2018, in London.
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11/59 SLIDES © WPA Pool, Getty Images She stepped out in a skirt and blazer during the unveiling of a panel marking the walkway in Buckingham Palace gardens in relation to the Commonwealth Walkway project on April 18, 2018 in London.
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12/59 SLIDES © Kensington Palace via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II speaks to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from Windsor Castle for their weekly meeting on March 25, 2020, after the coronavirus pandemic forced her to cancel in-person meetings.
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13/59 SLIDES © Buckingham Palace via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II addresses Britain and the Commonwealth in a special broadcast about the coronavirus pandemic, at Windsor Castle on April 5, 2020.
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14/59 SLIDES © AP In image taken from video and made available by Buckingham Palace, Queen Elizabeth II addresses Britain and the Commonwealth on the 75th anniversary of VE Day, from Windsor Castle, May 8, 2020.
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15/59 SLIDES © Yui Mok, AP Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen by videolink from Windsor Castle during a virtual audience to receive a new ambassador from Georgia, who was at Buckingham Palace for the ceremony on Dec. 4, 2020. It was her first virtual audience since the coronavirus pandemic forced her to cancel most of her in-person duties and adapt to virtual technology while remaining protected from the virus.
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16/59 SLIDES © WPA Pool, Getty Images Queen Elizabeth, decked out in a springtime green with a matching floral hat, made a rare public appearance on March 31, 2021, visiting the Royal Australian Air Force Memorial in honor of the Air Force’s 100-year anniversary.
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17/59 SLIDES © Yui Mok/WPA Pool, Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II sat alone in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle as pallbearers carried in the coffin of her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, during his funeral on April 17, 2021.
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18/59 SLIDES © Pool, Getty Images Queen Elizabeth, dressed head to toe in blue, visited AG Barr’s factory as part of her traditional trip to Scotland for Holyrood Week on June 28, 2021, in Cumbernauld, Scotland. The factory is where the Irn-Bru drink is manufactured.
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19/59 SLIDES © Andrew Milligan/Pool/Getty Images The queen always pays close attention to her guides when she’s visiting a museum or historic place in her kingdom. After officially opening the new Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum at Stirling Castle in Scotland, she took a look at some of the exhibits that reflect the Highlanders’ proud military history, June 29, 2021.
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20/59 SLIDES © JANE BARLOW, POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II also visited Skypark in Glasgow to get a briefing from the UK Space Agency and view satellite production, on June 30, 2021.
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21/59 SLIDES © Chris Jackson, Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II continued Royal Week in Scotland with a visit to Glasgow’s Children’s Wood Project, a dedicated green space designed to connect local people with nature through outdoor activities such as gardening, beekeeping and forest schools, on June 30, 2021.
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22/59 SLIDES © Chris Jackson, Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II is in Scotland for Royal Week, her annual visit to the north where she will celebrate Scottish history and innovation in visits to businesses, charities and cultural institutions. She went to Stirling on June 29, 2021, to open the new Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum at Stirling Castle, as patron of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Association.
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23/59 SLIDES © Andrew Milligan/Pool/ Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II emerges from the ancient stones of Stirling Castle after officially opening the new Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders’ Museum in Stirling, Scotland, as part of her traditional trip north for Royal Week, on June 29, 2021.
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24/59 SLIDES © ANDREW MILLIGAN, POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II was accompanied by her only daughter, Princess Anne the Princess Royal, when she visited the Children’s Wood Project in Glasgow on June 30, 2021, as part of her traditional trip to Scotland for Royal Week.
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25/59 SLIDES © ANDREW MILLIGAN, POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II and her daughter Princess Anne meet kids roasting marshmallows during a visit to the Children’s Wood Project in Glasgow on June 30, 2021, as part of the queen’s traditional trip to Scotland for Royal Week. The monarch also was gifted a jar of honey from the hives operated on the site.
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26/59 SLIDES © CHRISTOPHER FURLONG, POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II visited Manchester Cathedral in northwest England on July 8, 2021.
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27/59 SLIDES © Scott Heppell/WPA Pool, Getty Images Inside the studio set of the Rovers Return pub, the queen met more cast and crew of “Coronation Street,” on July 8, 2021 in Manchester.
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28/59 SLIDES © SCOTT HEPPELL, POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II strolled the cobblestones of “Coronation Street,” where she met cast and crew during a visit to mark the 60th birthday of the long-running soap opera, in Manchester on July 8, 2021.
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29/59 SLIDES © Christopher Furlong/ Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II unveiled a plaque commemorating her visit to Manchester Cathedral on July 8, 2021 in Manchester, England.
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30/59 SLIDES © Scott Heppell, AP The queen dropped in to the famous Rovers Return pub, greeting veteran “Coronation Street” actors William Roache, Barbara Knox, Sue Nicholls and Helen Worth outside during her visit to the set in Manchester, July 8, 2021.
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31/59 SLIDES © STEVE PARSONS, POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II meets representatives of the Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery to mark the 150th Anniversary of the foundation of A and B Batteries, at Windsor Castle, on Oct. 6, 2021.
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32/59 SLIDES © JUSTIN TALLIS, AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II at the gates of Buckingham Palace as she launches the baton relay for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, on Oct. 7, 2021.
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33/59 SLIDES © Frank Augstein/WPA Pool, Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II attended a service of thanksgiving to mark the centenary of The Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey on Oct.12, 2021 in London. It was Her Majesty’s latest public engagement in recent weeks as she returns to work following the COVID-19 pandemic and the death of her husband, Prince Philip, in April.
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34/59 SLIDES © Chris Jackson, Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II again used a walking stick when she opened the sixth session of the Welsh Parliament, at the Senedd, on Oct. 14, 2021 in Cardiff, Wales. The queen, 95, has used canes before, after knee surgery in 2003; this was the second time in a week she was photographed in public with one.
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35/59 SLIDES © Alastair Grant, AP Queen Elizabeth II greeted guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Oct. 19, 2021, following several weeks of engagements for the 95-year-old monarch. The following day she spent a night in a hospital after being advised by her doctor to rest.
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36/59 SLIDES © Alastair Grant/Pool via AP A mounted suit of armor looks on as Queen Elizabeth II arrives to greet guests at a reception for the Global Investment Summit in Windsor Castle, Oct. 19, 2021.
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37/59 SLIDES © Victoria Jones/Pool via AP Queen Elizabeth II appears on a screen via video from Windsor Castle during a virtual audience at Buckingham Palace to receive new ambassadors to the United Kingdom, on Oct. 26, 2021. It was her first appearance since her doctors ordered her to rest last week.
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38/59 SLIDES © Buckingham Palace via AP Queen Elizabeth II holds a virtual audience via video from Windsor Castle with the incoming Ambassador from the Swiss Confederation at Buckingham Palace, Oct. 26, 2021. She has held multiple video audiences with new ambassadors throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including one the previous week to the receive Japan’s ambassador to the U.K.
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39/59 SLIDES © Buckingham Palace via AP Queen Elizabeth II delivered a heartfelt video message about fighting climate change for a reception welcoming world leaders to the COP26 Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 1, 2021. She invoked her conservationist “dear late husband,” Prince Philip, who died in April. A 1988 photograph of him in Mexico surrounded by butterflies sat on the desk next to her and she wore a ruby-and-diamond butterfly brooch on her shoulder.
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40/59 SLIDES © ANDREW MILLIGAN, POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Charles just before they planted a tree to mark the start of the official planting season for the Queen’s Green Canopy at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Oct. 1, 2021.
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41/59 SLIDES © Antony Jones, Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II receives a special memento from Sir Francis Brooke, her representative at Ascot Racecourse, to mark her induction into the British Champions Series Hall of Fame, the official Hall of Fame for British racing, on Oct. 16, 2021 in Ascot, England. Famous as a horse breeder and racer, the queen was recognized for her outstanding contribution to British racing.
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42/59 SLIDES © Alberto Pezzali, AP Queen Elizabeth II delivers a speech in a video message to world leaders at a reception to mark the opening day of the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit, in Glasgow, Scotland, Nov. 1, 2021.
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43/59 SLIDES © Pool photo by STEVE PARSONS Queen Elizabeth II greets Britain’s Chief of the Defence Staff, General Nick Carter, during an audience at Windsor Castle, on Nov. 17, 2021. The audience came three days after she was forced to miss the annual Remembrance Sunday ceremony due to a strained back, the palace said.
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44/59 SLIDES © STEVE PARSONS, POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II held another in-person audience following her period of rest, receiving the Governor of the Bank of England Andrew Bailey in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, on Nov. 24, 2021.
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45/59 SLIDES © DOMINIC LIPINSKI, POOL/AFP via Getty Images In her latest in-person audience, Queen Elizabeth II presented English concert organist Thomas Trotter with the Queen’s Medal for Music on Dec. 8, 2021 at Windsor Castle
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46/59 SLIDES © Jonathan Brady, AP As the coronavirus pandemic continued to haunt the world, Queen Elizabeth II carried out some in-person audiences at Windsor Castle. Here she receives the Sultan of Oman during an audience on Dec. 15, 2021.
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47/59 SLIDES © Victoria Jones, AP Queen Elizabeth II’s annual Christmas broadcast was especially personal in 2021: She spoke of loss, including her own from the death of her husband of 73 years, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Speaking from Windsor Castle where she spent her first Christmas as a widow, she wore a festive red dress with a sapphire brooch her husband gave her for their 1947 honeymoon. She’s wearing it in the photo to her right, taken in 2007 at Broadlands, Philip’s family estate, where they marked their diamond wedding anniversary.
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48/59 SLIDES © Steve Parsons, AP Ahead of the 70th anniversary of her accession to the British throne, Queen Elizabeth II examines a display of memorabilia from her Golden and Platinum Jubilees in the Oak Room at Windsor Castle, in pictures released Feb. 4, 2022, by Buckingham Palace.
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49/59 SLIDES © Joe Giddens, AP Queen Elizabeth II looks delighted as she hosted a reception for local residents and charities to mark the start of her Platinum Jubilee at Sandringham House in Norfolk on Feb. 5, 2022.
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50/59 SLIDES © JOE GIDDENS, POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II cuts a cake with a Platinum Jubilee emblem during a reception for local residents and charities at Sandringham House in Norfolk on Feb. 5, 2022.
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51/59 SLIDES © Chris Jackson via AP A new picture of Queen Elizabeth II to mark her Accession Day was released on Feb. 6, 2022, by Buckingham Palace. Smiling broadly, she is sitting in the Saloon at Sandringham with one of her red despatch boxes of government papers, with a picture of her father, King George VI, by her side.
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52/59 SLIDES © Steve Parsons, AP Queen Elizabeth II, maskless and holding a cane, appeared for her first in-person audience since she had tea with Prince Charles who subsequently tested positive for COVID, at Windsor Castle on Feb. 16, 2022.
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53/59 SLIDES © STEVE PARSONS, POOL/AFP via Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II, holding a cane, welcomed outgoing Defence Service Secretaries Rear Admiral James Macleod (R) and incoming Defence Service Secretaries Major General Eldon Millar (C) at an in-person audience at Windsor Castle on Feb. 16, 2022.
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54/59 SLIDES © Victoria Jones/Pool/ via AP After testing positive for COVID-19 and isolating for a week, Queen Elizabeth II was back on the job via videolink from Windsor Castle during a virtual audience to receive two ambassadors, from Portugal and from Chad, who presented their credentials at Buckingham Palace, March 1, 2022.
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55/59 SLIDES © Steve Parsons/WPA Pool, Getty Images Queen Elizabeth II receives Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during an audience at Windsor Castle, on March 7, 2022, her first in-person audience since being diagnosed with COVID-19 in late February.
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56/59 SLIDES © Steve Parsons, AP Queen Elizabeth II presents the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry to Guyana-born poet Grace Nichols in an audience at Windsor Castle, March 16, 2022. Although the queen was unable to attend the Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey on March 14, she has continued holding virtual and in-person audiences.

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