Today marks The Queen’s #SapphireJubilee – In London, royal gun salutes commemorated the occasion across the capital. A 41-gun salute was fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park at midday and a 62-gun salute by the Honourable Artillery Company was fired at the Tower of London at 13:00 GMT.
Sapphire Jubilee to Queen Elizabeth II, who became Queen on this day in 1952. In honour of her Sapphire Jubilee, we will have a look at all of the Queen’s sapphires.
Over the years, she has added to the gifts from her father with a tiara and a bracelet to complement the original jewellery:
The Royal Sapphires
More about the sapphire jewel history
Above, Queen Elizabeth II photographed by David Bailey to mark the Sapphire Jubilee of her 65th anniversary of her accession to the throne
Queen Jewels more about the jewellery