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Queen spends landmark jubilee at Norfolk home

The Queen has made history as the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee.

It is the anniversary of the day she became Queen, marking 65 years of her reign.

But there are no grand festivities planned to mark the head-of-state's new milestone.

As is usual on Accession Day, she will be spending it privately at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.

Three-year-old Jessica Atfield, dressed specially for the occasion Credit: PA.

She was in good spirits yesterday as she greeted well-wishers after attending a church service at St Peter and St Paul in West Newton, Norfolk.

Three-year-old Jessica Atfield, who dressed specially for the occasion in a union flag skirt, was delighted when she handed a bunch of flowers to the Queen.

Royal gun salutes will be staged in London, to mark the occasion. They are;

  • A 41-gun salute by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park at noon.
  • The Band of the Royal Artillery play a selection of celebratory music close to the firing position, and 89 horses will pull six First World War-era 13-pounder field guns into position in the park.
  • A 62-gun salute by the Honourable Artillery Company at the Tower of London at 1pm.