March 28, 2023


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Queen Elizabeth II became the second longest-reigning monarch in world history

Queen Elizabeth II became the second longest-reigning monarch in world history

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is the second longest-reigning in world history since Sunday. In addition, she is also the longest-reigning British monarch – in September she overtook her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who took the eighth place in the world list of longest-reigning monarchs (63 years and 216 days).

On Sunday it will be 70 years and 127 days since then Queen Elizabeth II He took the British throne, thus one day ahead of the king Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadega, also known as Rama IX, who reigned from 1927 to 2016. The longest reigning monarch in history is the French King Louis XIV, who sat on the throne for 72 years and 110 days – from 1643 to 1715.

The calculation of the length of the reign takes into account those rulers whose exact dates do not raise any doubt and whose states were sovereign.

Elizabeth II has been the longest-reigning British Queen in history since September 2015 – then surpassed her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who ranked eighth on the world list (63 years 216 days).

Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (June 1953)Reuters

The platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth

The previous weekend, extended for this purpose, everywhere Great Britain The main celebrations took place Platinum Jubilee Elizabeth II, that is, the seventieth anniversary of her reign.

Due to movement problems that lasted for several weeks, the 96-year-old king was involved in it to a lesser extent than originally assumed.

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