09:42AM, Friday 06 February 2015
Today marks the 63rd anniversary of the Queen's accession to the throne.
On February 6, 1952 her father King George VI died while she and her husband, Prince Philip, were in Kenya.
The tour was abandoned and Princess Elizabeth was flown back to Britain, where she was greeted, as Queen, by Prime Minister Winston Churchill.
Her coronation took place at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953 and was broadcast on radio and television.
This year, in September, the Queen will become the longest-reigning monarch in British history, overtaking Queen Victoria. She will have ruled for over 63 years.
The Queen has marked the anniversary today at Sandringham, where she is staying for her annual winter break.
More than 50 street parties are set to take place this weekend across the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the surrounding areas.
An independent report into a Conservative councillor has found a breach of the Royal Borough’s code of conduct in a document seen by the Advertiser.