Queen set to be flooded with other leaders problems in run up to Jubilee

The Queen is set to be flooded with the "problems" of other leaders of the Commonwealth as her busy Platinum Jubilee celebrations draw closer.

It will mark 70 years since Her Majesty took to the British throne in 1952 as the country celebrates her record breaking reign with a four-day Bank Holiday weekend at the beginning of June.

As well as the UK, the monarch is head of the Commonwealth, the association of countries historically connected to the British Empire.

There are 14 other Commonwealth realms, including New Zealand and The Bahamas.

Carrying out her role as the head of all of these locations means the Queen has to deal with a variety of "problems" from the constituent nations at the biannual meetings, says historian Hugo Vickers.

Mr Vickers has helped the monarch to plan her last three jubilees and played a part in helping to promote the Platinum Jubilee.

Talking to the Express, Mr Vickers said: "She has always said at Commonwealth conferences that she feels like a doctor.

“Because she sees four prime ministers in the morning and four in the afternoon and they all come in and tell her their problems.

“They love it. They go out of some meetings very excited.

“She has tremendous drawing power. Again, look at [US President Donald] Trump, he couldn’t wait to come here and be photographed with her.

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“I don’t think he would have been terribly excited if it was President Blair or President Brown. It has a huge magic.”

Pubs are to remain open until 1am over the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.

The change will allow Brits to raise a glass to the Queen as she celebrates and astonishing 70 years on the throne.

For many the four day weekend has just got a whole lot better thanks to landlords leaving their doors open for punters later than usual.

A special law to allow extended drinking hours from Thursday, June 2 to Saturday, June 4 June in England and Wales has been laid out for an event of "exceptional national significance".

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