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2022-02-02 04:25:00

Queen to mark 70 years on throne this weekend, no public engagements expected

London: Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday turns into the primary British monarch to reign for 70 years, heralding the beginning of her Platinum Jubilee 12 months regardless of her retreat from public view.

However the landmark date this weekend will see little fanfare, because the 95-year-old monarch historically spends the anniversary of the loss of life of her father in non-public.

The sovereign´s record-breaking reign as head of state started when she was aged 25 and watching wildlife in a distant a part of Kenya along with her husband, Prince Philip.

She has since develop into the one fixed in an period of fast social and political change, a figurehead of recent Britain and a dwelling hyperlink to its post-war and imperial previous.

The Queen — who usually tops surveys as the preferred royal — on January 23 flew by helicopter to her sprawling Sandringham property in japanese England.

She had been due to keep at Sandringham Home with shut household over Christmas and the New 12 months however the annual go to was postponed due to surging instances of Omicron.

No public engagements are expected on Sunday, consistent with earlier years.

However 4 days of festivities are deliberate for early June, together with a navy parade and a music live performance, avenue events, a mass attendance picnic and a “Platinum Pudding Competition”.

Commemorative cash have been minted to mark the unprecedented milestone.

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