The Queen will celebrate 65 years on the throne today. She will make history as the first British monarch to reach her Sapphire Jubilee.
As is tradition, a 41-strong gun salute recognised the occasion at Green Park. It was followed by the King’s troop royal horse artillery and celebratory music from the band of royal artillery.
Another gun salute took place at the Tower of London at 1pm.
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The Queen is expected to spend Accession Day at Sandringham in a quiet manner, devoting the day to the memory of her father George VI.
She became Queen of England after he father died on 6th February 1952. He was suffering from lung cancer and passed away in his sleep at Sandringham.
At the time, the 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth was thousands of miles away in Kenya with her husband.
The Royal Mint will mark the occasion with eight commemorative coins.
Special coins include a £5 piece coin costing £13 and a £1,000 UK gold kilo coin costing £50,000.
Bigger festivities are reserved for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022 when she will celebrate 70 years on the throne.