Britain's Queen Elizabeth marks a major milestone Monday, kicking off diamond jubilee festivities celebrating her 60 years on the throne.
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh enter Parliament House, Wellington, New Zealand, January 12, 1954. The Queen wears her coronation gown, the order of the garter, and a diamond tiara. (AP)
A new portrait of Britain's Queen Elizabeth by artist Darren Baker is seen after being unveiled at Church House, in London September 20, 2011. (REUTERS)
Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip wave as they board a plane to depart Australia after an 11-day visit, in Perth October 29, 2011. (REUTERS)
Queen Elizabeth receives a bouquet of flowers from Martha Campbell following a service at Westminster Abbey in London November 16, 2011. (REUTERS)