Queen Elizabeth II becomes 2nd longest serving monarch
The Queen is now the world’s second-longest-serving sovereign ruler.
She has been on the throne for 70 years and 127 days as of Monday, second only to Louis XIV of France, who became king when he was four years old.
She equaled Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s rule on Sunday, surpassing him. Bhumibol Adulyadej died in 2016.
The 96-year-Platinum old’s Jubilee was commemorated with four days of festivities across the United Kingdom last weekend.
On the 6th of February, she celebrated her 70th year in power, with the Jubilee activities taking place throughout the extended bank holiday weekend.
Many of the activities, including as a pageant, Trooping the Colour, and a star-studded performance at Buckingham Palace, included an outdoor component that was better suited to the weather to summer months.
If the Queen is still in power in May 2024, she will be the world’s longest-reigning sovereign monarch.
From 1643 to 1715, Louis XIV reigned for 72 years and 110 days. However, he did not begin to govern until he was in his twenties, in 1661.
Following her father’s death in the early hours of February 6, 1952, the Queen became monarch at the age of 25.
She surpassed her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s reign as the longest-reigning British monarch in September 2015.
It was not a title “to which I have ever aspired,” she stated at the time. On that day, she also became the world’s longest-reigning female monarch.
Her additional achievements include being the world’s oldest reigning queen and the world’s oldest British monarch.
The Queen, who suffers from mobility issues, has recently taken on less formal obligations, with her family members – particularly the Cambridges, Prince Charles, and Camilla – playing a larger role.
She surprised many when she appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony during the Jubilee weekend, and it is unclear when she will next make an appearance in public. The Royal Ascot, a horse-loving Queen’s favorite event, is taking place this week, but she was unable to attend last year’s meet.
She wrote in a message to the British public at the end of the Jubilee weekend that she was “humbled and sincerely touched” by the number of individuals who had joined her in celebrating.
“My heart has been with you all,” she stated, adding, “I remain committed to serve you to the best of my ability, backed by my family.” She was unable to attend some of the events.