The popular expression, long live the Queen has been working pretty well for Queen Elizabeth as she has broken quite a record in the history of monarchs in the United Kingdom and has reached a very impressive milestone in her career.
On Wednesday, Her Imperial Majesty Queen Elizabeth II at 93-years of age became the fourth longest-reigning monarch ever; as a British monarch, she’s been on the throne for 68 years and 34 days as she ascended the throne unexpectedly at age 25 after the premature demise of her father King George VI.
As the fourth longest-reigning monarch ever, she’s behind King Johann II of Liechtenstein who reigned for 70 years, 91 days (and comes in third place), the second longest-reigning monarch in Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej who reigned 70 years, 126 days and the first longest-reigning monarch ever — King Louis XIV of France ruled for 72 years and 110 days.
Although she still has a long way to go if she so wishes to beat her predecessors’ record she sure has done well on home soil as she surpassed her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria, who spent 63 years and 216 days on the throne back in 2015, thereby making her the longest-ruling monarch in the history of the United Kingdom.
Her majesty has achieved quite a great feat no doubt, and for many family members and fans world over the good news is that the Queen is still very much active and strong. Recently she was joined by her family members — including Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle (on their last day serving as senior royal members) at the Commonwealth Day service.
For all her achievements so far and for many more achievements to come; Long live the Queen!