Queen Elizabeth Barbie Doll

The Queen ascended the throne after her father, King George VI, died on February 6, 1952. While she became the longest-reigning British monarch in history in 2015, she has now become the first British monarch to reign for 70 years. Buckingham Palace has scheduled a weekend of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, which will take place from June 2 to June 5. Several events like Trooping the Colour (the annual public celebration of the Queen’s birthday), the lighting of Platinum Jubilee beacons, a Thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Derby at Epsom Downs, a live concert called “Platinum Party at the Palace,” the Big Jubilee Lunch, and the Platinum Jubilee Pageant, will take place.