This is why we could be getting an extra day's holiday this summer

An extra day off work? Yes please

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!

Lucy Abbersteen
Beauty Contributor

Lucy is a freelance beauty editor and contributor at Marie Claire, and has written for titles including Glamour, Refinery29, Popsugar, woman&home and more. She was previously Marie Claire’s junior beauty editor. During her career, she’s covered everything from backstage beauty at fashion week to interviews with famous faces like Drag Race royalty and Little Mix. As for her beauty ethos, she’s a big advocate for not having to spend a fortune on beauty products to get good results, and when she’s not got beauty on the brain you’ll find her reading or hanging out with dogs.