Celebrate the Platinum Jubilee with BBQ Gourmet

We’ve curated a selection of rubs, sauces, and seasonings to celebrate the Queen’s historic 70-year service to the nation.

A celebration unlike any other

The Queen’s Jubilee is a historic milestone that provides an opportunity for people throughout the United Kingdom to come together. 

With the Queen being the first-ever British monarch to mark a Platinum Jubilee, here’s a look at some of the highlights of her impressive reign.

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  • February 6, 1952

    Princess Elizabeth ascends the throne

    25-year-old Princess Elizabeth, who was visiting Kenya at the time, ascended the throne upon the death of King George VI. Her official coronation took place the next year at Westminster Abbey.

  • May 18, 1965

    First state visit to West Germany

    On the 20th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Queen embarked on a 10-day visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. Her visit symbolised the reconciliation of the two nations and was the first official visit by a British royal since 1913.

  • 1970

    The first 'Walkabout'

    What is now a regular practice among British royals, was first taken by Queen Elizabeth during a royal tour of Australia and New Zealand. She chose to greet the crowds by walking by them instead of just waving—breaking centuries of royal tradition.

  • 1977

    Silver Jubilee

    After 25 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth marked her Silver Jubilee by embarking on a tour of Britain and Commonwealth countries. The monarch travelled almost 90,000 kilometres.

  • 1986

    Visit to China

    Queen Elizabeth became the first British monarch to visit the Chinese mainland. The visit came after the decision was made to return sovereignty over Hong Kong to China.

  • 2002

    Golden Jubilee

    A dark shadow was cast over the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebration by the loss of her sister and mother within weeks. Queen Elizabeth nevertheless marked 50 years on the throne by travelling more than 40,000 miles with visits to the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

  • May 2011

    Visit to the Republic of Ireland

    In a move that was celebrated as the beginning of a new era of friendship, Queen Elizabeth made the first visit to the Republic of Ireland by a British Monarch in 100 years; expressing her, ‘Sincere thoughts and deep sympathy’ for the victims of the Anglo-Irish past.

  • 2012

    Diamond Jubilee

    In the midst of the flurry of the London Olympics, the Queen completed 60 years on the throne and celebrated her Diamond Jubilee.

  • 2022

    Platinum Jubilee

    This year, the Queen becomes the first British monarch to ever serve 70 years on the throne. The historic Platinum Jubilee is a momentous occasion that promises to be one of the biggest celebrations the country has ever seen.
    With a special extended bank holiday weekend, people across the United Kingdom will come together to celebrate and be a part of history.

February 6, 1952

Princess Elizabeth ascends the throne
25-year-old Princess Elizabeth, who was visiting Kenya at the time, ascended the throne upon the death of King George VI. Her official coronation took place the next year at Westminster Abbey.

May 18, 1965

First state visit to West Germany
On the 20th anniversary of the end of World War II, the Queen embarked on a 10-day visit to the Federal Republic of Germany. Her visit symbolised the reconciliation of the two nations and was the first official visit by a British royal since 1913.

1970

The first 'Walkabout'
What is now a regular practice among British royals, was first taken by Queen Elizabeth during a royal tour of Australia and New Zealand. She chose to greet the crowds by walking by them instead of just waving—breaking centuries of royal tradition.

1977

Silver Jubilee
After 25 years on the throne, Queen Elizabeth marked her Silver Jubilee by embarking on a tour of Britain and Commonwealth countries. The monarch travelled almost 90,000 kilometres.

1986

Visit to China
Queen Elizabeth became the first British monarch to visit the Chinese mainland. The visit came after the decision was made to return sovereignty over Hong Kong to China.

2002

Golden Jubilee
A dark shadow was cast over the Queen’s Golden Jubilee celebration by the loss of her sister and mother within weeks. Queen Elizabeth nevertheless marked 50 years on the throne by travelling more than 40,000 miles with visits to the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

May 2011

Visit to the Republic of Ireland
In a move that was celebrated as the beginning of a new era of friendship, Queen Elizabeth made the first visit to the Republic of Ireland by a British Monarch in 100 years; expressing her, ‘Sincere thoughts and deep sympathy’ for the victims of the Anglo-Irish past.

2012

Diamond Jubilee
In the midst of the flurry of the London Olympics, the Queen completed 60 years on the throne and celebrated her Diamond Jubilee.

2022

Platinum Jubilee
This year, the Queen becomes the first British monarch to ever serve 70 years on the throne. The historic Platinum Jubilee is a momentous occasion that promises to be one of the biggest celebrations the country has ever seen. With a special extended bank holiday weekend, people across the United Kingdom will come together to celebrate and be a part of history.

Make your celebration one for the ages with BBQ Gourmet

The Queen’s Jubilee is a historic milestone that provides an opportunity for people throughout the United Kingdom to come together. 

With the Queen being the first-ever British monarch to mark a Platinum Jubilee, here’s a look at some of the highlights of her impressive reign.

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