Queen Elizabeth II celebrated a landmark achievement today: she is the officially the longest reigning monarch in British history.
February 6 is the anniversary of the day she officially became Queen. Although she greeted well-wishers on a walk about after church, and was celebrated with royal gun salutes to mark the historic occasion, the Queen plans to commemorate the landmark date privately at her Sandringham Estate in Norfolk.
A 41-gun salute was fired by the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery in Green Park, London.
The Band of The Royal Regiment of Scotland played before a 21-gun salute at Edinburgh Castle in Edinburgh.
A new coin was designed to celebrate the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee:
The Royal Mail marked the 65th anniversary with a Sapphire Blue £5 stamp:
Watch here as the Queen greets well-wishers after church: