WORKERS can get NINE days off work in a row if they book just three days’ worth of holiday in a Queen’s Jubilee Bank Holiday loophole.
Buckingham Palace today confirmed Brits will be treated to a four-day weekend from June 2 to June 5 next year to mark the Queen’s 70th year on the throne.
The Palace said the extra days off will "provide an opportunity for communities and people to come together and celebrate the historic milestone".
But Brits can take advantage of the extra two days off by simply booking off the three days before the new Bank Holiday dates.
This means if they book off Monday, May 30, Tuesday, May 31, and Wednesday, June 1 – they will get NINE days off in a row.
This is because they will already have the weekend off before the days they book as holiday.
It means workers will be out of the office from Saturday, May 28 until Monday, June 6 – a total of nine days.
It was revealed today that Her Majesty, 95, will enjoy a four-day bonanza to mark her 70th year on the throne, including a special celebration involving 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians.
The Queen will also enjoy The Derby at Epsom Downs with members of the Royal Family and a live concert at Buckingham Palace involving "some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars".
It is the first time any British monarch has reached this historic milestone and the Palace today revealed that it will be celebrated in style.
The Palace today confirmed the extra days off, which will "provide an opportunity for communities and people to come together and celebrate the historic milestone".
The May Bank Holiday Weekend – which usually falls at the end of the month – will be moved to Thursday June 2 for Her Majesty’s 70th year on the throne.
The weekend will then be extended with an extra day off on Friday June 3.
On the Thursday, 1,400 soldiers will come together for the traditional Trooping the Colour parade to mark The Queen's official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June.
This will be followed by a special Platinum Jubilee Beacons event which will see beacons being lit across the UK and Commonwealth for the first time.
On Friday, a Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.
The following day, the Queen will attend The Derby at Epsom Downs with her family and then head back to Buckingham Palace for the special Platinum Party withworld famous entertainment stars.
THURSDAY, JUNE 2
The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour): Over 1,400 parading soldiers, 200 horses and 400 musicians will come together in the traditional Parade to mark The Queen's official birthday, usually held on the second Saturday in June.
Platinum Jubilee Beacons: 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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3
Service of Thanksgiving: A Service of Thanksgiving for The Queen’s reign will be held at St Paul’s Cathedral.
SATURDAY, JUNE 4
The Derby at Epsom Downs: Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family, will attend the Derby at Epsom Downs.
Platinum Party at the Palace: The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace that will bring together some of the world’s biggest entertainment stars. Members of the public will be invited to apply to attend this special event.
SUNDAY, JUNE 5
The Big Jubilee Lunch: People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A Big Jubilee Lunch can be big or small – street party or picnic, tea and cake or a garden barbeque. The Big Lunch provides tips and ideas for hosting an event.
The Platinum Jubilee Pageant: A pageant featuring over 5,000 people will take place outside Buckingham Palace and the surrounding streets. It will combine street arts, theatre, music, circus, carnival and costume and celebrate the service of Her Majesty’s reign.
The momentous occasion will end on Sunday with a Big Jubilee Lunch where neighbours are invited to "share friendship, food and fun".
A Platinum Jubilee Pageant then draws a close on the four-day weekend.
Queen Elizabeth II’s reign began on February 6, 1952, with her coronation taking place on June 2 the following year.
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