An extra day off work? Yes please
The UK could get an extra public holiday in 2017, and it’s all thanks to the Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee (thanks, Liz).
The MP for Romford, Conservative Andrew Rosindell, has suggested a day of celebrations should be held this summer to mark the occasion, the BBC reports.
Not only has Queen Elizabeth been on the throne for 65 years, but she is the first King or Queen in history to reach the milestone jubilee, having become the longest-reigning monarch in 2015.
‘It’s almost certainly going to be a very long time before any monarch gets anywhere near 65 years’ he said. ‘It’s the first time we’ve had any Sapphire Jubilee and if we let this go by and don’t have some sort of national day of celebration, it’ll be a missed opportunity.’
‘It’s also for the young people – I remember the Silver Jubilee as a kid and learnt how important these national occasions are.’
Mr Rosindell added that he believes Her Majesty is ‘very modest’ and may not want or expect lots of celebrations, but that we could emulate the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of 2012.
Well, we’re very much up for a day off in the Queen’s honour, toasting her time on the throne with a G&T. Cheers to that!