Punters will be able to party into the early hours in celebration of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee as the Government confirms pub hours will be extended.
Pubs across England and Wales have been given the go-ahead to open until 1am for three nights straight to mark the Queen’s 70th anniversary of service later this year.
Brits will be able to benefit from the change in licensing hours from Thursday, June 2 until Saturday, June 4, in venues that have already been permitted to serve alcohol up to 11pm.
The welcomed changes will be a part of a four-day bank holiday weekend from the Thursday to the first Sunday in June to commemorate the monarch's extraordinary service, reports The Mirror.
In a written statement, Policing Minister Kit Malthouse said: "The Government has consulted on, and will be proceeding with the proposal to, make a Licensing Hours Order under Section 172 of the Licensing Act 2003 to relax licensing hours in England and Wales to mark the Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and to celebrate the longest reigning Monarch in the United Kingdom."
Ministers have already promised Brits a show in time for the Queen's celebrations that will combine “ceremonial splendour” with “technological displays”.
Individual members of the Royal Family attending have yet to be named but it is likely the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and other members of the monarchy will attend the show.
The Royal Family has also launched a 'Platinum Pudding' competition for people to submit their recipes – as happened for coronation chicken.
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Judges for the contest include Dame Mary Berry, Monica Galetti and Buckingham Palace Head Chef Mark Flanagan.
The winning recipe will be made available to the public and the pudding will be enjoyed at Big Jubilee Lunches, the Palace said.
The Queen's Birthday Parade on Thursday 2 June will start at Buckingham Palace with more than 1,400 soldiers, 200 horses, 400 musicians and an RAF flypast.
More than 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, as well as in the capital cities of Commonwealth countries.
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