This weekend, Queen Elizabeth will achieve a important milestone in her historic, document-breaking reign, as on Saturday, February 6, the Queen will mark 69 a long time due to the fact she ascended to the throne.
For the Queen, it is not a day of celebration, as her Accession Day is also the anniversary of the death of her father, King George VI. The then-Princess Elizabeth was in Kenya with Prince Philip when her father handed away in 1952 her coronation took put a calendar year afterwards, on June 2, 1953.
Queen Elizabeth is the longest-reigning monarch in British heritage, and has been since 2015, when she surpassed the length of Queen Victoria’s reign.
Queen Elizabeth normally spends her Accession Working day privately at Sandringham, her royal estate in Norfolk, reflecting on the solemn event. This year, even so, the Queen will devote the day at Windsor Castle, in which she and Prince Philip have been isolating for the bulk of the U.K. coronavirus lockdown, and where by they are predicted to continue being for the foreseeable potential.
It’s a significant departure in tradition, as in non-coronavirus situations, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh journey to Sandringham shortly ahead of Xmas, and remain at the royal home right up until just after the monarch’s Accession Day, when they usually return to Buckingham Palace in London. This calendar year, they’ll continue to be at Windsor.
The Queen is hoping to journey to London right before summertime, although, as she has big plans coming up this yr. Queen Elizabeth, who acquired the coronavirus vaccine in January, is eager to return to work, and is hoping to host President Joe Biden and other entire world leaders at Buckingham Palace in early June, prior to the G7 Summit. She’s reportedly sensation optimistic about the upcoming with the COVID-19 crisis, and is hoping that her Trooping the Color birthday parade will be capable to go forward in London—perhaps she’ll even split out a bottle of royally-authorized gin for her most loved cocktail for the festivities.