Queen Elizabeth II is now about to celebrate her Sapphire Jubilee. The event will mark the Queen’s 65th year of reign. This is also the day of commemoration of the death of her father King George VI.
Queen Elizabeth II as always chooses to be in solemn celebration of the occasion because the date is the death anniversary of his father. The death of the King also began the milestone in her life as the longest reigning monarch. She overtook Queen Victoria in 2015.
Royal Central reported that the Queen is planning to attend a church service on that day and revive the memories of her father who died quite young. It is going to be simple and very private occasion, unlike her previous milestones. She celebrated in 2002 (Golden Jubilee) and in 2012 (Diamond Jubilee).
The Queen, six years from now will be on her 96th birthday and that will also be another momentous event. It will be her Platinum Jubilee. This early it is eyed as full of celebrations and festivities. It will be a celebration of her long life also if she can outlive the years following her 90th birthday.
Queen Elizabeth II Prepares For Transition of Power
Her Majesty has done delegating some of the organizations she is maintaining as patron. Her son’s firstborn, Prince William will be devoting his time in the Palace after he has resigned from being the pilot of the rescue and life-saving team. Kate Middleton will be staying most of the time in their Kensington apartment as Prince George will be in school. Besides, she has been assigned some duties on behalf of the Queen.
It is a tradition in the British Monarchy that when the reigning monarch reaches the age of 90, they delegate duties to the younger royal family members. It is purposely for the smooth transition of power when the reigning king or queen vacates the throne.
King Charles is the next in line to the British throne, then, his successor will be the Duke of Cambridge. Prince William will also be succeeded by Prince George.
It can be recalled that Queen Elizabeth II stayed in the Palace on her previous Jubilee celebrations. She stayed indoors receiving government red boxes and ministerial correspondence. At the same time, she expressed her gratefulness for her well-wishers. The Queen said, “Inevitably, a long life can pass by many milestones. My own is no exception.” She also added that what she has achieved in her life is like blessings that she did not ask for.
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