Queen Prepares To Mark 60 Years On Throne


Salon Staff
February 5, 2012 5:00PM (UTC)

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has braved the cold and snow to attend church on the eve of her Diamond Jubilee anniversary.

Bundled in a brown coat and matching fur hat, Elizabeth was joined by her husband, Prince Philip, at the service at West Newton Church on her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk on Sunday.

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The 85-year-old monarch marks 60 years on the throne on Monday — the anniversary will be marked by a series of regional, national and international events throughout 2012.

Elizabeth ascended the throne when her father, George VI, died on Feb. 6, 1952. She is the longest-serving monarch after Queen Victoria, who reigned for more than 63 years.

The Queen typically spends Feb. 6 privately but she has two official engagements scheduled for Monday.


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