PUBS will stay open until 1am over the Platinum Jubilee weekend so Brits can raise a glass to the Queen.

Licensing hours will be extended from 11pm to 1am from Thursday 2 to Saturday 4 June in England and Wales.

It comes as workers enjoy a mega four-day weekend to celebrate the Queen surpassing 70 years on the throne.

The extended hours will apply to pubs but not off licences or supermarkets.

It provide an extra £105million boost to pubs that have been struggling due to the Covid pandemic.

Brits are expected to sink around 100millions pints as they toast to the longest reigning monarch for a lifetime of service.

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Home Secretary Priti Patel used a special law to extend drinking hours for the Platinum Jubilee in an event of "exceptional national significance".

She said: "Over the extended Bank Holiday weekend, we will be able to raise a glass to toast Her Majesty’s incredible service to our country, while also providing a boost to the hospitality industry after a challenging couple of years."

Boris Johnson cheered the booze bonanza and said it would also give a helping hand to struggling landlords.

The PM's official spokesman said: "We know how hard hit our hospitality industry was during the pandemic and it's great that we not only get to support Her Majesty but our hard-hit hospitality industry."

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The Government and Buckingham Palace are planning an extensive programme of events in cities across the UK and the Commonwealth.

The Queen hopes as many people as possible will have the opportunity to join celebrations marking her Platinum Jubilee in 2022, Buckingham Palace has said previously.

A huge national pudding competition will make up some of the celebrations, while thousands of jubilee lunches will be held to honour Britain's longest ever reigning monarch.

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