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It wasn’t very long ago that she overtook Queen Victoria as the longest reigning monarch but now she has gone even further and has hit the milestone of 65 years on the throne.

There has been much talk regarding what’s in store this year to celebrate her royal heigness but as of yet the only information that has been released is that she will be having a private affair.

In London, royal gun salutes will commemorate the occasion. A 41-gun salute will be fired by the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park at midday and a 62-gun salute by the Honourable Artillery Company will be fired at the Tower of London at 13:00 GMT.

During the celebrations, the Band of the Royal Artillery will play music close to the firing position, and 89 horses will pull six World War One-era 13-pounder field guns into position in the park.

A lot more preparation is being put in order for the jubilee celebrations of her Platinum Jubilee in 2022, when the monarch will mark 70 years.

Today also will mark the anniversary of Queen Elizabeth’s Father ‘s death but putting that behind us it seems like a new chapter in the Queen’s life starting with the introduction of a new stamp portrait commemorating the Queens longevity and will go on sale today from the Royal Mail.

Here is what the stamp will look like:

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As the Queen is ageing to a rather old age for a monarch, her duties are becoming seemingly harder to fulfill therefore it will be likely that other members of the royal family may take a stand such as Prince William once he has completed his job as an air ambulance pilot in the summer.

Also this year, in November Prince Phillip and Elizabeth Royal will be celebrating their 70th Wedding Anniversary as they were married in 1947, two years after the second world war came to an end.

If you would like to share your memories of the Queen over the last 65 years then please feel free to get in touch with us and send in your photos to the editor, details on the Contact page.

By RJ Edwards

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