A portrait of the Queen has been reissued today to mark her Sapphire Jubilee, and there was really only one color the monarch could be pictured wearing.
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Although the portrait has been picked from a series taken during her 88th birthday year, the timing of its release is particularly fitting.
The necklace, made of 16 sapphires surrounded by diamonds, and matching earrings mark a landmark day for the Queen, who has become the first British monarch to have reigned for 65 years.
It’s an impressive achievement, but reports suggest it’s one the Queen will not celebrate. According to The Telegraph, she is said to be commemorating the day privately at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, with no official engagements planned.
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The Royal Mint has also honored the 65th anniversary with a range of Sapphire Jubilee commemorative coins, and the Royal Mail will issue a Sapphire Blue £5 stamp.
While there are no public celebrations planned for this milestone, it’s expected that large-scale jubilee parties will be planned for the Platinum Jubilee in 2022, when the monarch will mark 70 years on the throne.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR US