13 June 2022

Queen Elizabeth II becomes second-longest serving monarch.

The Queen has become the second-longest serving monarch in history.

As of Monday, she has been on the throne for 70 years and 127 days, second only to Louis XIV of France who became king at the age of four.

She overtakes Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in 2016, having equalled his reign on Sunday.

Last weekend, the 96-year-old's Platinum Jubilee was marked with four days of celebrations across the UK.

She had officially reached 70 years of rule on 6 February, with the extended bank holiday weekend chosen for the Jubilee events.

Many of the events - including a pageant, Trooping the Colour and a star-studded concert at Buckingham Palace - involved an outdoor element more suited to summer months.

Source: www.bbc.com

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