the queen sapphire jubilee

The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee portrait is everything

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  • Looking dashing in blue.

    Words by Penny Goldstone

    In non Superbowl-related news, The Queen has made history today by becoming the first British monarch to reach 65 years on the throne.

    To celebrate the Sapphire Jubilee, a portrait of her majesty shot by David Bailey has been re-released (it was taken in 2014 for the GREAT campaign to promote Britain), and it’s everything we were hoping for and more.

    Taking the sapphire theme and running with it, Queen Elizabeth II donned a periwinkle blue satin gown embroidered with flowers and sequins.

    The 89-year-old opted for a fabulous necklace made of large oblong sapphires surrounded by diamonds, with a set of matching earrings. Now if you can’t bust out the crown jewels for a Sapphire Jubilee, when can you eh?

    the queen sapphire jubilee

    The jewellery was actually a gift from her father King George VI on her wedding day in 1947, which makes it all the more sentimental.

    To lift the outfit – not that it needed it to be honest – The Queen added a slick of red lipstick and a little bit of rouge on the cheeks.

    She is expected to celebrate this major event privately at her Sandringham estate, because gosh darn it she deserves it.

    Though if you do fancy a bit of fanfare, do head to London, as the day will be marked by gun salutes in Green Park and at The Tower of London at 1pm.

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