6th February 2022
Today, 6 February 2022, marks a significant day in the nation’s history: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the first British monarch to achieve an incredible milestone of 70 years as sovereign.
This remarkable moment begins a year of celebrations as Her Majesty and the country mark the start of her Platinum Jubilee. This anniversary is unique in British history, no other monarch having reigned for seven decades. Whilst today will be marked quietly and privately by the Queen, as it is also the anniversary of the passing of her father, George VI, in 1952; the celebrations planned throughout the year will culminate with festivities during the extended bank holiday weekend at the start of June.
The Mayor of Louth, Cllr. Darren Hobson, comments, “Throughout the past seventy years, Her Majesty has been devoted in her service to our nation and the Commonwealth; a steadfast constant in the lives of a significant proportion of our population. Of course, for many of us, we have never known a monarch other than the Queen. On this exceptional occasion which marks Her Majesty’s accession to the throne, I would encourage everyone in our community to take a moment to consider what lessons we can learn from her long and eventful reign … whether that be remaining committed to a cause regardless of how trying it might be at times, finding a way of being progressive in our roles whilst still being loyal to our heritage and traditions, or demonstrating an ability to put aside our own individual feelings on a matter for the good of others.
I’m sure many of those across our town will join me in wishing Her Majesty well on this extraordinary occasion of seven decades as monarch; and thank her for remaining a paragon of diligence, fidelity and conscientiousness during her Platinum Jubilee year.