‘Not for Himself but his Country’
After nearly 80 years of selfless and dedicated service to his country, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh has retired from public duties. As he steps backs from the spotlight, The Royal Mint celebrates his extraordinary contribution to public life and people’s lives.
The Official Coin for the Sapphire Jubilee
In her long reign, Her Majesty The Queen has marked Silver, Golden and Diamond Jubilees. Official jubilee coins are important reminders of these special times and when The Queen reached an unprecedented milestone of 65 years since coming to the throne, The Royal Mint created an official UK coin to mark the moment.
One Country, Two Queens, Three Jubilees
Between them, Queen Victoria and Her Majesty The Queen have reigned for over 120 years. In their lifetimes, they witnessed dramatic social, economic and technological changes; endured war; found love and shepherded their country with the same sense of duty and honour.
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Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee
In June 2012, people across the UK celebrated Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the 60th year of her reign. At that point only one other monarch had ruled for longer – The Queen’s great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria. Queen Elizabeth II has since surpassed even that achievement, becoming the longest reigning monarch in our history.
A Platinum Celebration of 70 Years of Marriage
“To have fallen in love completely and unreservedly makes all one’s personal troubles and even the world’s seem small and petty.” Written by Prince Philip in 1946, these words demonstrate the strength of his love for Princess Elizabeth, which inspired him when designing her engagement ring.
Jennie Bond: Milestones with The Queen
Jennie Bond was the BBC’s Royal Correspondent for 14 years. Throughout these years, Jennie has both reported on and been present at numerous royal occasions, from ceremonies and celebrations to parades and parties – not to mention traveling the world accompanying royal visits.
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The Milestones of our Longest Reigning Monarch
On 9 September 2015, the nation celebrated as Her Majesty The Queen officially became Britain and the Commonwealth’s longest reigning monarch. The Queen beat the record set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years and 216 days.