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

The Queen was safari in Kenya 70 years ago when she received news the death of her father. The then 25-year-old Princess Elizabeth was immediately elevated being the sovereign. She is Britain's longest serving monarch. The previous record-holder, Queen Victoria, was Queen 63 years. She died 1901. Queen Elizabeth has been an ever-present part UK life almost a 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) her reign. Fox News wrote that the Queen has had, "an unprecedented reign that has made her a symbol stability as the United Kingdom navigated an age uncertainty".

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