Queen Elizabeth II is about to make royal history.
On February 6, 1952, the British monarch became queen following the shocking death of her father, and although she wasn't coronated until a year later, on June 2, 1953, her accession that previous February makes it 70 years since she first took the throne.
So, this year's Accession Day is particularly special for the queen, because she is the first British monarch to reach this milestone, and the royal family shared a video to show how she is celebrating the eve of this historic day.
In the video, Her Royal Majesty is seen cutting a cake, accepting flowers and watching a band perform outside of her door at Sandringham House. The caption of the clip explained, “The Queen has hosted a reception for local community groups at Sandringham House on the eve of Accession Day. Her Majesty is the first Monarch in history to reach the historic milestone of 70 years on the throne.”