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See photos of Queen Elizabeth through the years in honor of her Sapphire Jubilee

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image none"><span>none</span></div><span class="caption-text">Future king and queen, George, Duke of York, and Elizabeth, Duchess of York, holding their first child, future Monarch Princess Elizabeth at her christening ceremony in May 1926. (Central Press&#47;Getty Images)</span></div>
Queen Elizabeth II reached an important milestone on Monday, her Sapphire Jubilee, marking 65 years of her rule.

In honor of the occasion, the royal family re-issued a 2014 photo of the queen. In the photo, she is wearing sapphire jewelry given to her as a wedding gift by King George VI, her father, according to the Associated Press.


Queen Elizabeth surpassed Queen Victoria to become the longest-reigning British monarch in history last year, which means she is first ruler to have a Sapphire Jubilee.

Check out the gallery above to see how Queen Elizabeth II has changed from her days as Princess Elizabeth, to ascending the throne in 1952, to today.

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