On February 6, 1952, King George VI died following a lengthy illness. Princess Elizabeth, who was in Kenya representing her father the King on a Commonwealth tour, immediately acceded to the throne, becoming Queen Elizabeth II. 

This year, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II began her Platinum Jubilee year, marking seventy years of service. Her Majesty is the longest reigning monarch in British and Canadian history.

Specific events for Alberta and details about the upcoming Platinum Jubilee Medal for Albertans will be included here as details become available. While main Platinum Jubilee events will be held in early June, there will be ways for people to celebrate throughout the year.

Lieutenant Governor Lakhani hosting Platinum Jubilee Garden Party in Edmonton June 4

Canadian students and schools can celebrate Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee by entering the Queen's Commonwealth Essay Contest (closes June 30) 

Queen's Platinum Jubilee Flag unfurled in Alberta

Message from Her Honour Salma Lakhani on the start of the Platinum Jubilee Year

Learn about federal initiatives, exhibits and funding for community initiatives

Share memories and your Monarch Moments with the Legislative Assembly of Alberta

Take the Platinum Jubilee Quiz