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Why the Queen won’t celebrate her upcoming Sapphire Anniversary

On February 6, Queen Elizabeth II will mark a whopping 65 years on the throne.
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Queen Elizabeth II will make history on February 6 as the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee.

Despite the astonishing achievement, it has been reported that Her Majesty will not celebrate the milestone.

Hello! Magazine reports the 90-year-old monarch will instead mark the day privately, without holding any public celebrations or attending any official engagements.

On the history-making day, the royal is set to tend to documents sent to her by government departments in her historic red boxes, as she has done close to everyday of her reign.

Additionally, the Royal Mint will produce and release a commemorative set of coins and a gun salute by the military in London’s royal parks has also been planned to mark the historic occasion.

Her Majesty’s low-key acknowledgement of the milestone is thought to be a reaction to the celebration falling upon the anniversary of her father’s passing. She was just 25 years old when she became the Queen of England in 1952 after her beloved-father King George VI died from a coronary thrombosis in his sleep at the age of 56.

The Princess was notified of the tragic happening while on a royal tour thousands of miles away in Kenya with her husband, Prince Philip, the events of which have been made famous by Netflix drama The Crown.

The year ahead appears to be no less busy than the last for the spritely royal who will soon welcome President Donald Trump for a meeting.

President Trump accepted an invitation to visit Queen Elizabeth II, just one week after he was sworn-in for the top job.

It has also been reported that the father-of-five will be joined by his 46-year-old wife, First Lady Melania.

The controversial news was announced on January 27 during a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Speaking of the Trump’s upcoming state visit to the United Kingdom, the British Prime Minister said, “The invitation is an indication at the strength and importance of the special relationship that exists between our two countries. A relationship based on the bonds of history of family, kinship and common interest.”

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She continued, “And in a further sign of the importance of that relationship I have today been able to convey Her Majesty the Queen’s hope that President Trump and the first lady would pay a state visit to the United Kingdom later this year, and I’m delighted that the president has accepted that invitation.”

The news of President Trump’s looming state visit has been meet with a petition calling for the invite to be scrapped.

The petition, which has since attracted over 1.6 million signatures, has been further supported by demonstrations across the UK on Monday with thousands turning out to protest against Trump’s potential visit.

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