Queen Elizabeth celebrates 65 years on the throne | Lifestyle | DW | 06.02.2017
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Queen Elizabeth celebrates 65 years on the throne

February 6 marks the 65th anniversary of the day Elizabeth became Queen of England. She is the first British monarch to reach a Blue Sapphire Jubilee. Here are more records broken by Her Majesty.

Elizabeth ascended the throne at the age of 25, on February 6, 1952 - the day her father, King George VI, died.

Already the longest-reigning British monarch since 2015, Queen Elizabeth II is now making history once again by becoming the first to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee. The gallery above goes through some of the records detained by monarchs in the UK and around the world. 

A traditional gun salute and a performance by the Band of the Royal Artillery is planned to underline the record-breaking anniversary. However, celebrations should remain limited this year. The Queen is said to want to quietly devote the day to her father's memory.

Larger celebrations could, however, be planned for the Queen's next big anniversary, her Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

As the gallery below shows, no matter how big or small the event, Her Majesty certainly knows how to dress for every occasion.  


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