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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Her Sapphire Jubilee With a Stunning New Portrait

by Rachel McRady 1:10 AM PST, February 06, 2017
Playing Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Her Sapphire Jubilee With a Stunning New Portrait

Now that’s how you accessorize! Queen Elizabeth marked a very special occasion on Monday – her Sapphire Jubilee.

The Queen’s milestone 65th year on the throne was honored with a beautiful portrait, taken by photographer David Bailey. In the photo, the English monarch wears a sky blue gown with beaded embellishments and some stunning sapphire jewelry.

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The bold necklace and earrings were gifted to Her Royal Highness by her father, King George VI as a wedding gift in 1947.

The photograph was taken as part of the GREAT Campaign in 2014. Elizabeth ascended the throne on Feb. 6, 1952. To date she is the longest-reigning living monarch.

In 2016, Her Majesty celebrated her 90th birthday with the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony in London, marking the occasion with a slew of public events with the Royal family.

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She will celebrate her Ascension Day privately at her residence in Sandringham. After she and husband, Prince Philip, suffered from long-lasting colds over the holidays, the pair have been back out for public events.

In late January, Elizabeth attended the Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific Exhibit in Norwich, England. But lately it’s her grandchildren who are making headlines. To see Prince Harry and William race Kate Middleton for charity, watch the clip below!

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