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The Sapphire Queen: Her Majesty Celebrates 65 Years on the Throne

In a world of rapidly changing politics and fortunes, it is remarkable to think that Elizabeth II has been Queen for 65 years; the first British monarch to do so.

A 41-gun salute was fired in London’s Green Park (close to Buckingham Palace) in Her Majesty’s honour and a special portrait of the Queen by renowned British photographer David Bailey has been reissued to commemorate this Sapphire Jubilee. In the portrait the Queen is wearing magnificent sapphire jewellery given to her by King George VI when she married Prince Philip.

David Bailey’s picture of the Queen has been reissued for her sapphire jubilee (Picture: AP)
David Bailey’s picture of the Queen has been reissued for her sapphire jubilee (Picture: AP)

While gun salutes also took place in Cardiff, Edinburgh and York, the Queen spent Accession Day privately at Sandringham and will return to Buckingham Palace in a few days. More public celebrations of the monarch’s reign have been reserved for 2022, when the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty’s reign will take place.

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