Amid the cost of living crisis in Britain, many have spoken out about whether the monarchy should continue to make money. However, the royals firmly believe that the Queen and her family are worth every penny of taxpayers’ money for their services to the nation.
And, as a token of gratitude to the nation, the Platinum Jubilee Commemorative Medal is designed to be awarded to those who have served the country in the Armed Forces and other frontline services.
Here’s everything you need to know about the medals and who will receive them.
What is the Queen’s Jubilee Medal?
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal was designed to thank honorees for their public service.
The medallions have a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on one side, surrounded by Latin writing, which reads: ‘Elizabeth II dei Gratia Regina Fid Def’. It means ‘Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, queen, protector of the faith’.
On the other side of the new medallion, designed by Timothy Nodd of the College of Arms, is the royal crest and the years of the Queen’s reign – from 1952 to 2022.
It is made of nickel silver and has white, dark red and blue stripes on the cloth to which the medal is attached.
The Commemorative Medal is the fourth jubilee medal made for the Queen. Past editions have included Silver Jubilee in 1977, Golden Jubilee in 2002 and Diamond Jubilee in 2012.
Who will be awarded the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal?
Not everyone in the chosen fields will be eligible to be awarded the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medal because you must have completed at least 5 years of service as of February 6, 2022.
According to the royal family’s website, those who have completed at least five years of service will be awarded the medal if they are:
- Serving members of the Armed Forces who have completed five full calendar years of service as on 6 February 2022.
- Frontline emergency service personnel who have been in paid service, created or in a voluntary capacity, handling emergencies as part of their terms of service, and have completed five full calendar years of service as of 6 February 2022 Huh.
- Prison Service personnel who are publicly employed and regularly exposed to difficult and sometimes emergency situations have completed five full calendar years of service as of 6 February 2022.
- Members of the Royal Family with a qualifying service of one year.
- Living individual recipient of the George Cross.
- Living individual recipient of the Victoria Cross.
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