Queen Elizabeth is about to make history

Go on Liz!

There’s no denying that Queen Liz has become something of a legend in her own right, just a few month’s ago she was spotted in her local pub of all places having a cheeky pint before carrying on with her royal duties. Enough said.

Now, Queen Elizabeth is set to make history by becoming the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee (congrats, your majesty).

On February 6, the Queen will have reigned over Britain for 65 years, having taken to the throne in 1952 following the death of George VI.

The Queen normally spends Accession Day privately at her country house in Norfolk, and at the current moment in time, there aren’t any official engagements in the pipeline to mark the upcoming milestone (so, you may want to hold off on planning a street party for now). However, the traditional royal gun salutes in London will still take place.

In 2015, Queen Elizabeth over-took Queen Victoria to become the longest-reigning monarch in British history.

Commenting on the occasion, Queen Liz stated that surpassing the royal record was ‘not one to which I have aspired,’ before adding, ‘a long life any pass by many milestones, my own is no exception.’ So we imagine she will have the same matter of fact approach to her Sapphire Jubilee.

However, it is likely that the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 will be met with large scale celebrations, Which gives us a tidy 5 years to start party planning…

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