Jubilee weekend! And I hope everyone is having a nice time, drinks, food and whatever else you celebrators have planned! But seriously, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is going to rake in a nice sum of money for the United Kingdom’s economy — like a lot!
The Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II is the multinational celebration throughout 2012 marking the 60th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom to the thrones of seven countries upon the death of her father, King George VI, on 6 February 1952. She is today Queen regnant of 16 sovereign states, 12 of which were British colonies or Dominions at the start of her reign. Not bad really, and hopefully she will be there for years to come!
Across the United Kingdom, millions of people have been making preparations for the Diamond Jubilee! It seems as if the entirety of Britain has been preparing for the four day celebrations in honor of the Queen’s 60-year reign on the throne (or for some of you, the free days off work).
Either way, it has been estimated that during the four days of partying, the the boozy Brits will guzzle an extra 60 to 80 million pints of beer and eat 7.5 million pub meals! Pundits across Britain have predicted that the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations could boost the economy by £10billion! Money Britain needs at the moment to wet the whistle of our Country’s great vault.
Now who thinks the Queen costs Britain more than she brings in? 😉