Today the Queen reaches her Sapphire Jubilee. That’s 65 years on the throne.
The anniversary of Elizabeth II’s accession to the throne in 1952 is a poignant time for the Queen, marking the day her father George VI died.
As is usual on Accession Day, the Queen will be spending it privately at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. However there will be ceremonies across the UK to recognise this extraordinary milestone. These will include a 41-gun salute by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery which will take place at noon in London’s Green Park. A 62-gun salute by the Honourable Artillery Company will also be fired at the Tower of London at 1pm.
Our thoughts are with, and our congratulations and thanks to, Her Majesty on this remarkable and momentous occasion.
God Save the Queen.