On February 6, 1952, at the age of 25, Elizabeth II acceded to the British throne. As she prepares to celebrate her seventy years of reign, it is in her residence in Sandringham that the Queen of England gave a reception. In a statement, Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen hosted a reception for members of the local community and volunteer groups at Sandringham House on the eve of her accession day. Her Majesty is the first monarch of history to reach the historic milestone of 70 years on the throne.” For the occasion, Elizabeth II was joined by members of the Sandringham Women’s Institute, retirees who live on the Sandringham estate, West Norfolk Befriending and Little Discoverers, a charity for children with disabilities.

After meeting her guests, Elizabeth II asked to cut the first slice of a cake that had been prepared for the occasion by a local resident. Plunging the blade into the latter, she made the guests laugh, saying, “I think I can just stick the knife in. Someone else can do the rest!” Before taking the knife, the monarch also joked that the decorative emblem on the cake was the wrong way up for her so it could be seen by the press. Amused, the grandmother of princes William and Harry slipped: “They can see it. I don’t mind, I don’t matter… Well, I think I can probably read it on the ‘towards !”

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Elizabeth II, will she celebrate her Platinum Jubilee?

Due to her health concerns, Elizabeth II had not organized an official reception since the beginning of the year. Fans of the royal family were therefore reassured by seeing her smile, dressed in an elegant light blue dress, adorned with a pearl necklace. Sunday, February 6, 2022, it is in the intimacy that the widow of prince Philip will celebrate his ascension to the throne. Indeed, this date will also mark the seventieth anniversary of the death of his father, George VI, from coronary thrombosis in his sleep, at the age of 56. The celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II will therefore only be held from June 2 to 5, 2022. And for good reason, her official coronation took place on June 2, 1953, at Westminster Abbey.

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