Monday, February 06, 2017
The Queen's Sapphire Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for 65 years today, 6th February.
The Queen makes history as she becomes the first British Monarch to reach the Sapphire Jubilee. Unlike her Golden Jubilee in 2002, there are no grand festivities planned to mark this historic milestone.
In 2015, when she thanked the nation for its kind messages after overtaking Queen Victoria's reign as the longest serving monarch of all time, she admitted that the record was "not one to which I have ever aspired". Adding, "Inevitably, a long life can pass many milestones. My own is no exception".