Queen Elizabeth news – Monarch prepares for 1st accession day without Philip as she gets ready to mark Platinum Jubilee


THE QUEEN will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of her accession today. However, a royal commentator has said that the jubilee will also be a difficult time for The Queen.

This is the first time that the Monarch will be celebrating the day without Prince Philip. He was by her side for 73 years.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams told Express.co.uk: “The Queen is a person of deep religious faith.

“She took an oath when she was 21 in 1947 to serve her whole life and she meant every word of it.”

The monarch was also filmed in Windsor Castle’s Oak Room viewing homemade cards and artwork to Queen Victoria for her Golden Jubilee in 1887.

The footage was taken ahead of the Queen’s Accession Day today, as Platinum Jubilee cards decorate the room, including one featuring a picture of her as a young woman surrounded by flowers with the words “70 Glorious Years”.

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