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65 years of Her Majesty’s reign in pictures: Part 2

On 6 February Queen Elizabeth will be celebrating her Sapphire Jubilee as she reigns for 65 years. Leading up to this milestone we will look back at some of the moments to go down in history. The following pictures chronicle the second ten years of Queen Elizabeth’s time as monarch, to check out the first ten you can click here.

27 August 1962– Queen Elizabeth II (left) tries out the popular dance move the ‘twist’ at a picnic on the grounds of Balmoral Castle.

11 July 1963-The Greek Royal Family is honoured with a performance of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the Aldwych Theatre in London. The back row from left to right; Panagiotis Pipinelis, Princess Marina, Princess Royal and Foreign Secretary Lord Home, and in the front from left to right; Prince Philip, Queen Frederika of Greece, Queen Elizabeth II and King Paul of Greece.

13 June 1964- Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Prince Andrew and the newest addition to the family, Prince Edward (born 10 March 1954) wave to the crowds during Trooping the Colour.

14 May 1965- Queen Elizabeth greets John Kennedy Jr. and Jackie Kennedy during the inauguration of Britain’s Kennedy memorial at Runnymede.

17 May 1966- Queen Elizabeth peeks in on Buckingham Palace during her visit to the newly opened GPO Tower (now called BT Tower or London Telecom Tower).

June 1967– Queen Elizabeth takes in Derby day at Epsom Downs Racecourse with Prince Philip and the Queen Mother.

8 February 1968– The Queen hops off the royal train with her beloved corgis at Liverpool Street Station, London.

1 July 1969– The Queen crowns her eldest son, Prince Charles as the Prince of Wales at his investiture ceremony at Caernarvon Castle.

13 June 1970– A soldier passes out from the heat under the bearskin hat during Trooping the Colour. The alarming site of soldiers fainting during the ceremony happens more often than some may realise due to the uniforms in the warm June sun.

23 October 1971– Queen Elizabeth gracefully hops off a floating platform on a visit to Turkey, accompanied by Prince Philip and Princess Anne.

  • Jane Beattie

    Edward was born in 1964 not 1954!

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