Opinion: The Queen's sapphire jubilee reminds us of her quiet fidelity
On Feb. 6, Queen Elizabeth II marked 65 years on the throne. It’s the “sapphire” jubilee, a designation which I did not know; 65th anniversaries are rare enough, but welcome as reminders that enduring fidelity is possible. The anniversary, not marked with any great festivity given the celebrations of the Queen’s 90th birthday last year, also has something of a reminder of the liturgical seasons.
In January 1952 then Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh had set out on a global Commonwealth tour, and were in Kenya when King George VI died at Sandringham, the royal estate in Norfolk. Immediately