Cheese rolling, Morris dancing and welly wanging (a game involving throwing waterproof shoes in a field)––the British are as well known for their eccentric traditions as they are for their love of fish and chips and talking about the weather. With June 2022 marking Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee, the seventieth anniversary of her ascension to the throne in 1952, the country is coming out in force to celebrate this weekend. From corgi-themed events and tea parties to cake making contests, here are just a few ways the UK is celebrating the Platinum Jubilee.
Queen Elizabeth has owned over 30 corgis in her lifetime. So it’s perhaps no surprise that her four-legged companions feature throughout the celebrations. The UK has gone corgi-mad, with an art-themed corgi trail in Central London, a Corgi "Grand National" race and shops filled with corgi-themed souvenirs, including English tea bags and corgi-shaped cakes.
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