So, when will it happen? If the MPs give it the go-ahead, the extra public holiday will be observed in June – what the official day will be called will be debated in Parliament, but expect street parties, lots of flags, Netflix Crown fanatics and proper OTT patriotism.
Andrew Rosindell, the parliamentary MP for Romford, is pushing the bill for the celebration forward at the House of Commons. If the bill is a success, it will mean that the Jubilee would be a public celebration in the UK, and in all overseas territories and crown dependencies – that means you too, Australia and Canada!
Rosindell told the London Evening Standard: ‘It’s almost certainly going to be a very long time before any monarch gets anywhere near 65 years. It’s the first time we’ve had any Sapphire Jubilee, and if we let this go by and don’t have some sort of national day of celebration, it’ll be a missed opportunity.’
God Save the Queen, we say.