Hurray!! The Queen reaches another tremendous milestone


As the International Women’s Day dawned, the Royal Family’s Instagram account gave honor to the Queen celebrating the important role she has played in British history throughout the last 68 years with a black-and-white photo of the mother-of-four on a horse in her Grenadier Guards uniform.

The caption read: “The Queen in her Grenadier Guards uniform during her first Trooping the Colour as Monarch in 1953. Her Majesty is Head of the Armed Forces, Head of the Commonwealth, Head of State in 16 countries and the longest reigning Sovereign in British history. On International Women’s Day, find out more about Her Majesty’s life and work via our link in bio

As of today, Wednesday, the 93-year old monarch has reached an impressive milestone in her reign, becoming the fourth longest-reigning monarch in history as the head of state for the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand for an incredible 68 years and 33 days. 

This temporarily puts her in joint fourth place with K’inich Janaab’ Pakal, who reigned from 29 July 615 to 31 August 683 in the seventh-century Mayan city-state of Palenque, whose record she will surpass by Thursday.

While the Queen will need to be on the throne for another four years in order to become the longest-reigning monarch of all time she is in the list of long-reigning monarchs with the following ahead of her;  Louis XIV of France, who reigned from 14 May 1643 to 1 September 1715, Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who acceded to the throne in 9 June 1946 and died on 13 October 2016, and Johann II of Liechtenstein, who reigned between 12 November 1858 and 11 February 1929. 

Her record is followed by  Hassanal Bolkiah, who has reigned Brunei for 52 years and 107 days so far.

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