WINDSOR is gearing up for its biggest royal celebration yet as the countdown to the Platinum Jubilee is well underway.

Royal fans from all over the country will be waving their union jack flags as they celebrate the Queen's 70 years on the throne.

Even superfan Terry Hutt might make an appearance outside Windsor Castle as he has done for previous royal events.

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But as families and friends prepare their gladrags ready for the Long Walk's big picnic next week, how are business gearing up for the occasion?

Champagne bottles will be popping and "10,000" pints are expected to be poured over the course of hte June Bank Holiday weekend (Thursday, June 2 to Sunday, June 5).

Independent business Windsor and Eton Brewery has already got a detailed plan in place to make it the best weekend for visitors to the town.

They will be serving up craft beers and ales on the Long Walk and Alexandra Gardens as part of the Jubilee celebrations.

They will be building a large bar for the Long Walk, taking delivery of 10,000 reusable plastic cups and one mobile bar unit.

An "awful lot of beer" is being brewed and set to be delivered to pubs, retailers and street parties across Windsor.

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Windsor is even better prepared thanks to a whole Platinum Jubilee Commitee coming together to make sure everyone gets to best experience ever.

The team is responsible for planning the The Big Lunch on Sunday on the Long Walk.

Lisa Hunter, event organiser from the Windsor Platinum Jubilee Committee, said: "Its going to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience and one that will make memories that last forever.  I for one can’t wait to see everyone enjoying the live entertainment, food, vintage cars, and The Jubilee Song on Saturday, and of course The Big Lunch on Sunday.  Come and celebrate with us!" 

Helen Sandom, marketing and communications for the Windsor Platinum Jubilee Committee added: “Windsor will come alive over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. There are events from Thursday to Sunday and there’s something that everyone will enjoy. Don’t miss out - study the calendar (on our website - www.windsorplatinumjubilee.co.uk) - and plan your weekend. Windsor is celebrating in style - on the Long Walk, in the town, at Bachelor’s Acre, in Alexandra Gardens and on the river - come and join us, everyone is welcome and no tickets required.”