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Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Britain’s Longest-Reigning Monarch

September 9, 2015 2:04 pm Published by

Queen Elizabeth will enter the record books today as she becomes the United Kingdom’s longest-reigning monarch, ahead of her Great-Great Grandmother, Queen Victoria.

The Queen greets crowds in Edinburgh

It is day 23,226 of her reign. She has emphasised that she does not want a fuss, though this did not stop the crowds gathering in their hundreds to greet her as she arrived in Edinburgh earlier today.  She is in the City to open the GBP 294m Scottish Borders Railway and spoke saying that many had “kindly noted another significance attaching to today, although it is not one to which I have ever aspired”.

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Buckingham Palace has released some official photographs to mark the occasion, from the Queen’s private audience room.

The queen at buckingham palace

The UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, said it was “truly humbling” to comprehend the scale of the Queen’s public service, saying “The reign of The Queen has been a golden thread running through three post-war generations, and she’s presided over more than two-thirds of our history as a full democracy with everyone being able to vote”.

 

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