The Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: Photostory

Asha Bajaj
Feb 7, 2022
Platinum jubilee emblem. Official

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In 2022, Canada is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Canada’s longest-reigning Sovereign and the first to celebrate a platinum jubilee. marking her 70th anniversary on the Throne.

To mark this historic milestone, a series of initiatives are taking place throughout Canada to honor The Queen’s service and dedication to this country and celebrate Canadian achievements of the last 7 decades.

1950s: A decade of firsts:

In 1957, Queen Elizabeth II became the first Sovereign to open an annual session of Canadian Parliament when she presented the Speech from the Throne in Ottawa.

1960s: Personal connections:

In 1964, the Confederation Centre of the Arts in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Image credit: @Canadian_Crown

1970s: A decade of celebrations:

Queen Elizabeth II visited the Confederation center of Arts in 1973. Image credit: @ConfedCentre

1980s: A part of Canadian identity:

In 1982, the British Parliament passed the Canada Act & Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of the UK, gave Royal Assent — granting Canada full independence from the UK. A month later, as Queen of Canada, she proclaimed the patriated Constitution in Ottawa. Image credit: @Canadian_Crown

1990s: Landmark years

Queen Elizabeth II, The Queen of Canada, fired a L85 battle rifle in Surrey, England (1993). Image credit: @Canadian_Crown

2000s: With Canada at the turn of a century

It is my privilege to serve you as Queen of Canada to the best of my ability, to play my part in the Canadian identity, to uphold Canadian traditions & heritage, to recognize Canadian excellence & achievement;” — Queen Elizabeth II, 2002. Image credit: @Canadian_Crown

In 2010s: A special relationship

In 1911, King George V (the current Queen’s grandfather) granted royal sanction, creating the ‘Royal Canadian Navy’. Today, Queen Elizabeth II, as Queen of Canada, is its Command-in-Chief. (Photo: The Queen in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2010). Image credit: @Canadian_Crown

Today: Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth II platinum ceremony. Image credit: Facebook page

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Asha Bajaj

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