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June 2022 - WWTW to light 4 beacons on top of the four highest peaks in the UK to celebrate Queens Platinum Jubilee

In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.


In 2022, Her Majesty The Queen will become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, seventy years of service, having acceded to the throne on 6th February 1952 when Her Majesty was 25 years old.

There will be year-long Platinum Jubilee celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth, and around the world as communities and people come together to celebrate The Queen’s historic reign. Throughout the year, Her Majesty and members of the Royal Family will travel around the country to undertake a variety of engagements to mark this historic occasion culminating with the focal point of the Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June 2022.

The United Kingdom’s long tradition of celebrating Royal Jubilees, Weddings, and Coronations with the lighting of beacons will be continued to mark the Platinum Jubilee. Beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, and UK Overseas Territories.

For the first time, beacons will also be lit in each of the capital cities of the Commonwealth countries to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

As part of the celebrations, on June 2nd, 2022, Walking with the Wounded, one of the country’s leading Forces charities, will light gas-fuelled beacons on top of the four highest peaks in the UK - Ben Nevis, Scotland; Scafell Pike, England; Mount Snowdon, Wales, and Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland, paying tribute to The Queen while raising valuable funds for the welfare of wounded service personnel.

More information on the details of the central weekend and other celebratory events across the UK and around the Commonwealth will be made in the months to come.