Queen El­iz­a­beth II mark record 65 years on throne

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Q ueen El­iz­a­beth, the world’s long­est-reign­ing liv­ing monarch, cel­e­brated her Sap­phire Ju­bilee on Mon­day as Bri­tain com­mem­o­rated 65 years since she as­cended the Bri­tish throne. The 90-year-old monarch, who be­came Bri­tain’s long­est-reign­ing sov­er­eign in 2015, did not pub­licly mark the oc­ca­sion her­self, but a 41-gun royal sa­lute was fired in a cen­tral Lon­don park to honor the land­mark. “To­day’s Sap­phire Ju­bilee marks yet an­other re­mark­able mile­stone for our re­mark­able queen,” Prime Min­is­ter Theresa May said in a state­ment. “It is a tes­ta­ment to her self­less de­vo­tion to the na­tion that she is not mark­ing be­com­ing the first monarch to reign for 65 years with any spe­cial cel­e­bra­tion, but in­stead get­ting on with the job to which she has ded­i­cated her life.” El­iz­a­beth be­came queen aged 25 on Feb. 6, 1952, fol­low­ing the death of her fa­ther Ge­orge VI, the 40th monarch in a royal line that traces its ori­gin back to Nor­man King Wil­liam the Con­queror who claimed the throne in 1066. When she over­took her great-great­grand­mother Queen Vic­to­ria’s record 63 years on the throne, she re­marked it was not some­thing to which she had ever as­pired, and Buck­ing­ham Palace said she would spend Mon­day at her res­i­dence in San­dring­ham, eastern Eng­land, as was usual. How­ever, the queen’s of­fice re­leased a 2014 por­trait show­ing her wear­ing a suite of sap­phire jew­elry she re­ceived from her fa­ther as a wed­ding gift in 1947. El­iz­a­beth has cut back on in­ter­na­tional tours but still reg­u­larly per­forms of­fi­cial du­ties around Bri­tain and re­mains hugely pop­u­lar with Bri­tons with an ap­proval Source: arab­news.com

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