The UK is preparing a special tribute to Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 year reign. This weekend, millions in cities, towns and villages are readying feasts of cucumber and coronation chicken sandwiches, knitting model corgis and putting up bunting and Union Jack flags. Labour Party leader Keir Starmer said the Jubilee is a “a chance for the country to let its hair down after a difficult few years.”
How did these traditions even begin? Here is a guide to the Jubilee celebration and all its pageantry.