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Queen set to celebrate 67 years on the throne

By Staff Reporter

The Queen smiled warmly as she left church on the Sandringham estate in a peach coloured overcoat yesterday.

The 92-year-old monarch - who is about to celebrate 67 years on the throne - was handed flowers by admirers as she spoke to those waiting in the cold outside the Church of St Peter and St Paul as her winter break begins to draw to a close.

She will leave the Norfolk estate in the next few days - most likely on February 6, the date of her accession and her father's death.

Princess Elizabeth became Queen on February 6, 1952 on the death of her beloved father, George VI.

The longest reigning monarch in British history is only three years away from her Platinum Jubilee - 70 years on the throne.

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