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Queen Elizabeth II sets new sapphire jubilee record

The first British monarch to have stayed on the throne for 65 years, she is also world's longest reigning sovereign

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The queen, now 90, rose to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25 upon the premature death of her father, King George VI.

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QUEEN Elizabeth II, the world's longest reigning sovereign, on Monday set a new record as the first British monarch to reach her sapphire jubilee, with 65 years on the throne.

The queen, now 90, rose to the throne in 1952 at the age of 25 upon the premature death of her

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