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Royal Navy Dresses Vessels And Bases For Queen's Accession Anniversary

It is 69 years since Her Majesty ascended the throne, following the death of George VI.

The Royal Navy has marked Accession Day by adorning some of its vessels and bases.

It is 69 years since Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in 1952, following the death of her father King George VI.

The UK Armed Forces, which has historic ties to Her Majesty, has marked the day in its own way.

Royal Navy warships have been decorated, including HMS Tamar, HMS Lancaster and HMS Medway.

The Twitter account of Her Majesty’s namesake aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth, stated: “Sixty-nine years as our Monarch, the last seven as our Lady Sponsor; long to reign over us, God Save The Queen.”

HMNB Devonport said flags were “flying high” over the naval base to mark the occasion.

Her Majesty has now ruled for more than 25,000 days, passing her silver, golden, diamond and sapphire Jubilees.

She became the nation’s longest-reigning monarch in September 2015, after overtaking her ancestor Queen Victoria.

Cover image: HMS Lancaster on Accession Day 2021 (Picture HMS Lancaster/ Twitter/ Royal Navy).