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Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch

Tuesday, September 8th 2015 - 06:10 UTC
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On Wednesday Queen Elizabeth will pass the landmark for longest-reigning monarch set by Queen Victoria. On Wednesday Queen Elizabeth will pass the landmark for longest-reigning monarch set by Queen Victoria.
Twelve prime ministers have been in power during her reign. The first was Winston Churchill, who mentored her when she took the throne aged 25 in 1952 Twelve prime ministers have been in power during her reign. The first was Winston Churchill, who mentored her when she took the throne aged 25 in 1952
The Queen has been married for 67 years to Prince Philip whom she has called “my strength and stay”. The couple were married on November 20, 1947. The Queen has been married for 67 years to Prince Philip whom she has called “my strength and stay”. The couple were married on November 20, 1947.

Queen Elizabeth II will on Wednesday pass the landmark for longest-reigning monarch set by Queen Victoria. Here are some figures about her reign, which has lasted more than 63 years:

 - 33,446,430 minutes or 23,226 days, 16 hours and 30 minutes is the amount of time the queen will have spent on the throne when she breaks the record on September 9 at roughly 5:30 pm (1630 GMT).

- 12 prime ministers have been in power during her reign. The first was Winston Churchill, who mentored her when she first took the throne aged 25 in 1952, and the most recent is David Cameron.

- 10 hours spent delivering her 62 Queen's Speeches, delivered at the state opening of parliament and written for her by the government of the day to outline its legislative plans.

- 56 Christmas messages delivered to the nation. It is a ritual for many British families to sit and watch the queen's festive message on television after eating their Christmas lunch.

- 97 state visits, the first to Norway in 1955 and the most recent to Germany in June. Despite her extensive travels, the queen does not possess a passport.

- 50,000 people on average are invited every year to garden parties, dinners and other events hosted by the queen.

- 67 years of marriage to Prince Philip whom she has called “my strength and stay”. The couple were married on November 20, 1947.

- The world's longest-serving living monarch is Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has reigned for six years longer than the queen.

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  • The Voice

    … and no turkey neck either. Old latino bats dont wear well.

    Sep 08th, 2015 - 07:59 am 0
  • Skip

    What a pure waste of comment above.

    I will however utilised my comment to thank Her Majesty for her decades of service to all her Realms. And appreciate the dedication she has given.

    Long may she reign over us.

    Sep 08th, 2015 - 08:58 am 0
  • Self-Determination

    God Save The queen........

    Sep 08th, 2015 - 10:15 am 0
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