Queen El­iz­a­beth II achieves a record reign

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ - - WOMEN WE ADMIRE -

On Fe­bru­ary 6, Queen El­iz­a­beth II be­comes the first Bri­tish monarch to cel­e­brate a Sap­phire Ju­bilee, mark­ing a 65-year reign. Sap­phire blue is a colour favoured by the Queen. In fact, a cher­ished piece of her jew­ellery is a sap­phire and di­a­mond neck­lace, a wed­ding gift from her fa­ther, Ge­orge VI. That wed­ding day will also be re­mem­bered in Novem­ber, when the monarch, who will be 91 in April, and Prince Philip cel­e­brate their plat­inum (70-year) an­niver­sary.

Queen El­iz­a­beth’s Sap­phire Ju­bilee will be cel­e­brated “mod­estly”.

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