The Queen celebrates her sapphire jubilee

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The Queen is celebrating 65 years on the throne with her sapphire jubilee.

She is the first British monarch to ever celebrate a sapphire jubilee, as well as being the UK's longest-reigning monarch.

Ceremonial gun salutes took place in London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and York.

A special photograph of the Queen was released by British photographer David Bailey.

Portrait of the Queen by David BaileyDavid Bailey© 2017
The Queen has become the first British monarch to reach their Sapphire Jubilee

A special sapphire jubilee stamp has also been released to commemorate the occasion

Prime Minister Theresa May has given her congratulations to the Queen, calling her: "an inspiration to all of us".