The Royals

Celebrating 60 Years: The Queen's Milestone Moments

As Britain's monarch celebrates her Diamond Jubilee this year, we take a look back at the highlights of her reign

BIRTHDAY GIRL

The queen enjoyed more than a small family get-together to celebrate her 60th birthday on April 21, 1986. A whopping 6,000 British children gathered outside Buckingham Palace to sing "Happy Birthday," and the Royal Mail issued a brand new set of stamps to mark the her big 6-0.