About Our People Legal Stuff
This photo by English photographer David Bailey of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, taken for the GREAT campaign in 2014, and is now reissued Monday Feb. 6, 2017, by Buckingham Palace to celebrate her Sapphire Anniversary, marking the 65th anniversary of the monarch's accession to the throne. In the photo, the Queen is wearing a suite of sapphire jewellery originally given to her by her father King George VI as a wedding gift in 1947. (David Bailey via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT - NO USE AFTER TUESDAY FEBRUARY 7, 2017.

Queen Elizabeth became the first British monarch to rule for 65 years


Queen Elizabeth II made history on Monday as the first British monarch to rule for 65 years. 

The event, dubbed a "Sapphire Jubilee," was marked with a 41-gun salute and a 62-gun salute in London. 

Buckingham Palace also released a photo of the queen from 2014 in which she wears a suite of sapphire jewelry given to her by her father as a wedding gift in 1947.  She became queen five years later and became the longest-serving monarch in British history in 2015. 

Queen Elizabeth became the first British monarch to rule for 65 years

WATCH | Here's the 41-gun salute in London's Green Park.

Queen elizabeth.jpg
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to attend a church service at Flitcham church in the village of Flitcham in Norfolk, England, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017. (Chris Radburn/PA via AP)

However, the queen won't be publicly celebrating. Monday also marks the anniversary of the death of her father, King George VI, in 1952. She will spend the day at her private estate in Norfolk, USA Today reports.

This GIF shows how the queen has changed during her reign.

Twitter was full of praises for the queen.

CIRCA 60 FEB 6 2017

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

WATCH | For more news you need, check out our 60 Second Circa.

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark