Daily Mail: Congratulations ma'am! Gun salutes ring out across London to commemorate the Queen becoming the first British monarch to celebrate a Sapphire Jubilee
* Today marks 65 years since the Queen acceded to the throne in 1952 following the death of her father
* To commemorate her sapphire jubilee gun salutes were sounded in London and elsewhere in the country
* The Queen spent her jubilee privately at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk
Gun salutes have rung out across the capital to commemorate the Queen making history by becoming the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee.
It is 65 years to the day since the Queen acceded to the throne following the death of her father, George VI, on February 6 1952.
The Queen has spent the day privately at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk, where the monarch spends her winter break.
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