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Queen marks 66th anniversary of King George VI’s death and her accession to the throne

Queen 66th anniversary of accession to the throne (Picture: Getty)

The Queen is marking her 66th year on the throne and the anniversary of her father, King George VI’s, death.

Her Majesty, who is the longest-reigning sovereign in British history, will spend today in private, reflecting at Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where her father died.

In London, the special day will be marked with a 41-gun salute by the Kings Troop Royal Horse Artillery in London’s Green Park at midday, as well as a 62-gun salute by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower Of London at 1pm.

Queen Elizabeth II became our ruling monarch on Wednesday 6 February 1952, the day King… Read the full story