Queen spends Platinum Jubilee with William, Kate Middleton and great-grandkids

Queen Elizabeth is “exhilarated” as she marks her 70th year on the throne, a royal expert has said ahead of the monarch's platinum jubilee celebrations with "Prince William, Kate Middleton and great-grandkids."

The 95-year-old ascended to the throne in 1952 and yesterday, 5th February, delivered a stunning address to the public to mark her anniversary.

The monarch is the first British monarch to mark 70 years on the throne, and Her Majesty will celebrate by being "surrounded by loved ones" at Sandringham.

Her majesty is “gathered by the younger members of the family, particularly of course, [Duchess] Kate and [Prince] William‘s children, whom she loves,” royal expert Stewart Pearce told US.

The day will include “quiet time on Sunday, but at the same time, she’ll be celebrating in memory of her late father and Prince Philip," the expert added.

“This is an unusual time for her because she is about to remember [and] commemorate 70 years of her father’s departure. And she had a very, very close connection, a very close relationship with her father,” Stewart Pearce added furthermore.

“It will be a time of great memory for her.”

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to join the queen alongside their three children, Prince George, 8, Princess Charlotte, 6, and Prince Louis, 3.

Her majesty “loves being with the innocent ones. She loves being with the children. It reminds her of those powerful motors that work through her, you know, the whole idea of heritage tradition and legacy,” Pearce said.

She is “very exhilarated by the extraordinary nature of the fact that this is the 70th year of her monarchy, of her reign,” he adds.

The Queen announced on the eve of her Platinum Jubilee that she wants Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall to become Queen Consort when her son Prince Charles becomes King.

It means that Camilla will likely one day be referred to as 'Queen' by name, ending years of speculation over her title.

The Queen said last night, February 5th: “I would like to express my thanks to you all for your support. I remain eternally grateful for, and humbled by, the loyalty and affection that you continue to give me.

“And when, in the fullness of time, my son Charles becomes King, I know you will give him and his wife Camilla the same support that you have given me; and it is my sincere wish that, when that time comes, Camilla will be known as Queen Consort as she continues her own loyal service.”

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