Queen Elizabeth of England has effectively become the second-longest serving monarch in history.
As of June 13, she has been on the throne for 70 years and 127 days. She was second only to Louis XIV of France who ascended to the throne at age four.
On Sunday June 12, she equaled the reign of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej who passed on in 2016.
Queen Elizabeth has been on the throne for 70 years. She is now 96 years old and her Platinum Jubilee was celebrated across the UK a couple of days ago.
It is expected that by May 2024 she will become the longest-reigning modern monarch. Louis XIV was on the throne for 72 years and 110 days from 1643 to 1715 but he only started to rule on his own in his 20s in 1661.
Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne on 6 February 1952 at the age 25 when his father died.
In Sep 2015, she became the longest-reigning British monarch when she outdid the reign of Queen Victoria, her great-great grandmother.
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