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UK's Queen Elizabeth II marked her platinum jubilee on Saturday by holding reception for members of her local village. Queen, 95, ascended to British throne on February 6th 1952 following the death of her father King George VI. Queen will mark her 70-year anniversary as the UK monarch at her country estate. One attendee at Saturday's reception said Queen was in "sparkling" form. She added: "Seventy years on throne shows the Queen has been moving example to absolutely everyone in all walks of life. She has been constant, compassionate and stoic - everything that makes perfect human being. She has great strength of character and has overcome so many things."

The Queen was on safari in Kenya 70 years ago when she received news of death of her father. then 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth was immediately elevated to being sovereign. She is Britain's longest serving monarch. previous record-holder, Queen Victoria, was Queen for 63 years. She died in 1901. Queen Elizabeth has been ever-present part of UK life for almost century. She has seen 14 Prime Ministers and 14 US presidents come and go. She has also owned more than 30 corgis (her favourite dog) during her reign. Fox News wrote that Queen has had, "an unprecedented reign that has made her symbol of stability as United Kingdom navigated age of uncertainty".

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