Queen Elizabeth on Sunday February 5 marked her Sapphire Jubilee as she became the first British monarch in history to have reigned for 65 years.
To mark her latest milestone, a poignant photograph of her wearing a suite of sapphire jewellery given to her by her father King George VI as a wedding gift in 1947 was released.
Sapphire is the 65th anniversary gemstone and the King’s gift to his eldest daughter, then Princess Elizabeth, featured a glittering necklace, dating from 1850 and made of 16 large oblong sapphires surrounded by diamonds, with a pair of matching sapphire and diamond drop earrings.
She has very kind eyes with a mischievous glint, I’ve always liked strong women, and she is a very strong woman.
David Bailey who took the photograph in 2014 had gushed.