The Sapphire Queen: Elizabeth II Becomes First British Monarch To Reign For 65 Years

  February 6, 2017 at 7:30 am by

Today marks yet another milestone in the life and reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom – as of the early hours of February 6, 2017, she has been on the throne for sixty-five years. The Queen is the first monarch in British history to reach this milestone.

There will be no public celebration to mark the occasion, as the Queen will spend the day as she usually does – privately, at Sandringham House. Few begrudge the Queen her desire to spend Accession Day each year out of the public eye, for although it is a special day in terms of the British monarchy, for Her Majesty it is actually the anniversary of the death of her beloved father, George VI.

Buckingham Palace rereleased a portrait taken in 2014 by David Bailey earlier this morning. Queen Elizabeth is shown wearing the sapphire and diamond suite given to her as a wedding gift from her father.

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7 Responses to The Sapphire Queen: Elizabeth II Becomes First British Monarch To Reign For 65 Years

  1. Kathryn Quesnell says:

    What a remarkable Lady Her Majesty is.

  2. +++ THE WORLD >> 2023 THE LONGEST SERVING MONARCH IN THE WORLD !!!

  3. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II , a remarkable personage , a wonderful monarch , icon of interfaith harmony , global pluralism . I wish Her Majesty happiness , good health , long life , peace , success , glory – Amen

  4. Geoffrey Allen says:

    We are so lucky to have such a lovely,balanced,stable person,for our monarch,and we should be justly proud to have been able to live in her reign. We wish both Her Majesty and Prince Philip long healthy years ahead.

  5. MaggieMay says:

    I agree Geoffrey,I feel very privileged to have been alive during Queen Elizabeth 11 reign.A remarkable lady who has worked very hard over the years.A shining example of what a monarch should be.
    Congratulations your Majesty

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