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Tag: Sapphire Jubilee

  • Monday, February 6th 2017 - 08:19 UTC

    Queen portrait to mark Sapphire Jubilee, 65 years on the throne

    The Queen becomes the first British monarch to reach their sapphire jubilee on Accession Day on Monday.

    A portrait of the Queen by British photographer David Bailey has been re-issued for her Sapphire Jubilee, marking 65 years on the throne. In the photo, the Queen wears sapphire jewellery given to her by King George VI as a wedding gift in 1947.

  • Tuesday, January 31st 2017 - 20:31 UTC

    Sapphire Jubilee for Queen Elizabeth II on February

     The Queen is, at this stage, not due to be out and about on official engagements on the landmark day.

    Queen Elizabeth II is to make history when she becomes the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee. On February 6, the anniversary of the day she was crowned the Queen will have reigned for 65 years. But there are no grand festivities planned to mark the head-of-state’s new milestone.