To mark the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, who this year celebrates her 70th year of reign, a female white rhinoceros born in England has been named “Queenie”. Moreover, this year, four days of festivities are planned for the Queen’s Jubilee from June 2 to 5.
A female white rhino born in England has been named “Queenie” to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, who this year celebrates 70 years of reign. “All rhinos are named after special personalities and I think everyone agrees that 2022 will always be special with Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee,” the wildlife park manager said on Saturday. Cotswold, in the south of England, where the animal was born.
“I thought it was a little presumptuous to call our newborn ‘Elizabeth’ so I named her ‘Queenie’ instead,” he added. “Queen” means “queen” in English. Four days of festivities are planned for the Queen’s Jubilee from June 2 (the day of her coronation in 1953) to June 5, with a military parade, a big concert and thousands of popular lunches.
From various attributions to the name Queenie
Elizabeth II, who will be 96 next month, has been in fragile health for several months and caught Covid three weeks ago. On Friday, she announced she would not attend a Commonwealth ceremony in London, which was to mark her first major outing in months.
Queenie thus joins a chicken dish, a cake, ships, trains and many buildings named in honor of the sovereign. In 2018, the Blackpool Zoo (west coast of England) announced that it was christening “Louis” a little camel, named after the Queen’s great-grandson, son of Prince William and his wife Kate, born on same day.