The Queen has quashed any suggestion she will abdicate and allow heir to the throne Prince Charles to become King anytime soon following an announcement about her future.

Her Majesty is planning a "once-in-a-generation show" over a four-day bank holiday weekend in 2022 to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee.

The 94-year-old has dedicated herself to a life of duty since the death of her father George VI in 1952, aged 56.

Brits were ecstatic to learn of the long holiday, and it has also nipped any rumours in the bud that she will step down for Prince Charles, 72, who is patiently waiting to take his spot as the next monarch of the United Kingdom.

Royal experts and fans had believed the Queen would abdicate and finally give up her role as head of the Royal Family on her 95th birthday next April.

The Queen and Prince Philip on her coronation in June 1953

But, the Queen’s bank holiday announcement serves as a huge hint that she doesn’t intend to abdicate any time soon.

Elizabeth II has already ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, and she is not stopping there.

The bank holiday has been suggested in celebration of what will be the Queen’s 70th year on the throne.

Her Majesty's pre-emptive planning highlights the Queen's intention to remain as the reigning monarch of the United Kingdom and 15 other Commonwealth realms

King George VI and daughter Elizabeth in 1946
Her Majesty's pre-emptive planning highlights the Queen's intention to remain as the reigning monarch

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

The milestone will be marked with a "once-in-a-generation show" over a special four-day Bank Holiday weekend, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said.

Plans are in place to stage a series of events across four days, from June 2-5 in 2022, which will reflect the Queen's reign and her impact on the UK and the world since her accession to the throne in 1952.

Elizabeth II has already ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history

A Buckingham Palace spokeswoman said: "The Platinum Jubilee offers an opportunity for the Queen to express her thanks for the support and loyalty Her Majesty has received throughout her reign.

"The Queen hopes that as many people as possible will have the opportunity to join the celebrations."

Meanwhile, earlier this week the Queen and Prince Philip celebrated their 73rd wedding anniversary.

The couple shared a photograph of them opening a card from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's children.

The couple look at their homemade wedding anniversary card, given to them by their great grandchildren Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis

The colourful homemade gift was created by Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, and is emblazoned with the number 73 - that pops out from the front of the card.

In the touching image, the Queen and duke are sat on a sofa in Windsor Castle's Oak Room and appear to be reading the card's message from George, a future king, and his siblings.

The picture, taken by Chris Jackson from Getty Images, also shows a small pile of anniversary cards and letters sent by well-wishers on a nearby table.