Why The Queen won’t be marking her record-breaking Sapphire anniversary
Queen Elizabeth II will be marking 65 years on the throne this year - a sapphire anniversary.
She will be the first monarch in history to celebrate such an occasion.
But it seems that Prince William’s grandmother won’t be marking the event publicly.
Instead, it’s thought she will spend the day privately at Sandringham.
The Queen doesn’t tend to mark the anniversary of her accession to the throne publicly as it also marks the anniversary of her beloved dad’s death.
King George VI died unexpectedly in 1952 meaning the then-25 year old Princess Elizabeth then took over the monarchy.
Her coronation took place a year after his death as tradition states that a period of mourning must follow the passing of a monarch.
Therefore her jubilees, including her Silver in 1997, Golden in 2002 and Diamond in 2012, mark her coronation, rather than accession to the throne.
The last-few years have seen the royal celebrate a number of record-breaking milestones.
On September 9 2015, she became the longest reigning monarch in British history - surpassing Queen Victoria’s reign of 63 years and 216 days.
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