On Monday, Queen Elizabeth celebrated 60 years on the throne - her Diamond Jubilee.
In a statement on the royal website, the queen pledged continued service to her people and extended gratitude for the "wonderful support and encouragement that you have given me and [husband] Prince Philip over these years."
According to the Lost Angeles Times, the the 85-year-old monarch traditionally spends the anniversary in the royal country retreat of Sandringham about 90 miles north of London.
But on Monday the queen made a visit to King's Lynn in eastern England, where she watched schoolchildren perform a play commemorating her 60 years as a monarch and was cheered by flag-waving children as well as citizens and town officials.
At the end of the Queen's tour, students at Dersingham Infants gathered in the school hall for a musical performance where she was the guest of honor.
Head teacher Gayle Platt told BBC News the visit had been "incredible" and she felt "very, very privileged".
"We've made the day a big occasion for the children that will continue now the Queen's gone," she said.
The last British monarch to celebrate a diamond jubilee was Queen Elizabeth's great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, in June 1897.