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Queen Elizabeth celebrates sapphire Jubilee

Queen Elizabeth celebrates sapphire Jubilee

United Kingdom

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth celebrates her Sapphire Jubilee today commemorating 65 years on the throne.
She became the UK’s longest-reigning living monarch in 2015 at the age of 89.

It is tradition for the Queen to spend Accession Day in private at her Sandringham Estate and return to Buckingham Palace a few days later.

#QEII looking sharp! Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Her Record-breaking Reign with a Sparkling Sapphire Portrait https://t.co/8BaTpRE0ir pic.twitter.com/o7Ix1z5a6C

— Debborah Donnelly (@DebbyDonnelly) February 6, 2017

To mark the occasion a portrait of the Queen has been re-issued showing her wearing jewels given to her by King George VI as a wedding gift in 1947.

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in pictures https://t.co/CAWvtSyyiX pic.twitter.com/tsAiqYQVxg

— Express Pictures (@Express_Pics) January 31, 2017

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