All the times Britain celebrated the Queen's jubilees in the most British way imaginable

The Queen made history on Monday as she became the first British monarch ever to reach a Sapphire Jubilee, 65 years on the throne.

There are no official celebrations planned, as her majesty will be spending the day privately in Sandringham House, Norfolk.

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But let's take a moment to look back on how the nation pulled out all of the stops to jubilantly celebrate throughout the Queen's reign.


Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee in 1977, marking 25 years on the throne. Official festivities took place throughout the year, including visits to Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

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The Queen did some casual tree planting to mark the occasion.

Queen In New Zealand
Queen In New Zealand

Queen Elizabeth II plants a tree in Christchurch during her royal tour of New Zealand, 1977.

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The people of the United Kingdom marked the occasion in a truly British way: by hosting street parties up and down the country to pay tribute to their Queen.

Liverpool, 1977
Liverpool, 1977

The Silver Jubilee of Elizabeth II marked the 25th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession to the throne. Showing the flag and toasting the Queen at The Nook street party, are three children who made the most of their Jubilee day.

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Residents of streets and entire neighborhoods came together to celebrate. Any excuse for a party, eh?


The Queen's next Jubilee celebration took place in 2002, marking the 50th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II. Well-wishers lined the streets as the Queen toured the UK for her Golden Jubilee celebrations.

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Partygoers sported patriotic painted faces and waved Golden Jubilee-themed flags.

Golden Jubilee Street Party, London.
Golden Jubilee Street Party, London.

Lina Sultana, 8 has her face painted with the Union Jack flag to celebrate Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee at a street party June 3, 2002 in Jubilee Street in Stepney in the East End of London.

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2012 was a very special year for the Queen — she celebrated 60 years on the throne with her Diamond Jubilee.

Major festivities took place across the UK, including a special concert outside Buckingham Palace. A Jubilee Pageant also took place in June 2012, which saw 670 boats take part in a parade on the River Thames in London. The Queen and other royals travelled in one of the boats as part of the majestic parade.

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Of course, it wouldn't be a real Jubilee without more street parties. People went all out, dressing in their finest patriotic garb to show off their love for their Queen.

Two women in Union Jack costumes pose as
Two women in Union Jack costumes pose as

Two women in Union Jack costumes pose as they wait to enter a giant picnic area in Hyde Park ahead of the Diamond Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace in London on June 4, 2012.

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When it comes to partying, Britain knows how it's done.

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