Pubs and bars are changing their opening hours to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee

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Photo credit: WPA Pool - Getty Images

Whilst we already love the Queen for many reasons (her striking new birthday portrait, sense of humour and the fact that she's basically the nation's substitute granny, for starters), Her Majesty has only gone and given us another reason – and it's all thanks to her upcoming Jubilee celebrations.

As you'll likely have heard, 2022 is a pretty big deal for the Royals at it marks Queen Elizabeth's 70th year on the throne (a feat that no other monarch has managed before). To celebrate, the UK has been given an extra bank holiday weekend, with the 2nd, 3rd and 6th of June being classified as such, and now, it's been announced that pubs and bars will even have an extended curfew for those juicy days off.

Running from Thursday 2 June through until Saturday 4 June, opening hours have been stretched from 11pm to 1am, with parliament set to officially pass an order to extend the licensing over the next few days.

Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images
Photo credit: Tim Graham - Getty Images

As well as additional time for drinking and socialising, the Palace is expected to put on a grand event to mark the happy occasion and to pay tribute to Her Majesty's incredible reign, with the government describing plans as "an extensive programme of events that mix the best of British ceremonial splendour and pageantry with cutting edge artistic and technological displays [...] interspersed with the traditional nationwide fanfare and celebrations."

It's also thought that many local neighbourhoods and communities will come together to put on street parties in honour of the Queen, and we're sure there'll be plenty of royal-themed goodies appearing in supermarkets before long (corgi cupcake anyone?).

Better get reserving a table ASAP!

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