Queen Elizabeth II achieves a record reign
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”.