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Platinum Jubilee

June 2, 2022

The United Kingdom’s Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, commemorating 70 years on the throne. The Sex Pistols are observing this milestone by re-releasing their 1977 hit record “God Bless the Queen,” originally released on Liz’s 25-year Silver Jubilee. Back then the disk blew up the charts despite being banned from the nation’s radio airwaves.

The Pistols aren’t the only platinum profiteers. Brits are buying over $350 million in Jubilee merch and memorabilia. Add that to the unknown millions in public funds spent on 3,517 public events and the cost of lost labor during the two-day national holiday, you’re talking heavy pound sterling poundage.

More:

“Sex Pistols aim to give queen’s jubilee a touch of punk,” Jill Lawless, Associated Press

“Brits to celebrate Queen’s Jubilee by spending millions on royal memorabilia,” Joanna York, France 24

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