The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee
The Queen’s Sapphire Jubilee might get us an extra bank holiday this year!
The UK should mark the Queen's 65th year on the throne with a bank holiday, a Conservative MP has said. Romford MP Andrew Rosindell said it would be a "missed opportunity" not to have a national day of celebration.
The Queen became the first British monarch to reach a Sapphire Jubilee on 6 February. In 2015, she became the UK's longest-reigning monarch, aged 89. Local MP Mr Rosindell said: "It's almost certainly going to be a very long time before any monarch gets anywhere near 65 years. "It's the first time we've had any Sapphire Jubilee and if we let this go by, and don't have some sort of national day of celebration, it'll be a missed opportunity.
We say fingers crossed!