Why The Queen’s Latest Platinum Anniversary May Mean More To Her Than The Rest

It has been an important year for Queen Elizabeth II. While it certainly hasn’t been easy for the British monarch, who suffers from a few medical conditions that have barred her from some of her favorite events, she’s still managed to celebrate some important milestones (per CNN

This year, the whole world celebrated Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee, a four-day event that marked the 70 years of leading the United Kingdom, though her service has expanded around the world (via Vanity Fair† Fans of the Royal Family flocked to London from all over to celebrate this monumental occasion.

The Queen went to Twitter to thank the public for their support of her throughout her time on the throne. “When it comes to how to mark 70 years as your Queen, there is no guide to follow. It really is a first. But I am humbled and deeply moved that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my platinum anniversary ,” she wrote.

Although the official celebrations have concluded at the beginning of the month, the Queen is still honored for her service.

The Queen received a special gift to celebrate her 70 years on the throne

Due to Queen Elizabeth II’s ongoing health issues, especially when it comes to her mobility, she had to miss one of her favorite annual events, the Royal Ascot. According to Sky News, this was the first time she had missed all horse races since she took the throne 70 years ago. However, she was given a special honor by the Archbishop of Canterbury, which meant the world to her.

Elizabeth met the Archbishop after the event where she was awarded a special Canterbury Cross for her service while on the throne (per People† When speaking to the Archbishop, she joked about her health problems, saying, “Well, as you can see, I can’t move!”

According to royal editor Chris Ship, the Archbishop gave the gift as “a heartfelt symbol of the love, loyalty and affection in which the Church of England cherishes Her Majesty”. This was especially for the Queen, who is devoted to the Church and considers herself a woman of strong faith.

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