Queen Elizabeth Becomes The World’s Second Longest Reigning Monarch
The royals news and updates tease that Queen Elizabeth is now the second longest-reigning monarch in the world. Her Majesty, who is currently 96-year-old, needs two more years to claim the top spot.
Queen Elizabeth was crowned on June 2, 1953, and she’s been serving the U.K. and the Commonwealth for 70 years and 127 days. Six weeks ago, Her Majesty claimed the spot of Johann II of Liechtenstein, who ruled for 70 years and 91 days before he died in 2016.
Recently, the Queen surpassed King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand who was crowned in 1946 and ruled for 70 years and 126 days before he died in 2016. King Louis XIV of France, also known as the Sun King, is still the longest-reigning monarch who served for 72 years and 110 days.
Queen Elizabeth Celebrates Platinum Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth recently celebrated her Platinum Jubilee earlier this month. The celebrations took place for four days, which included events such as Trooping the Colour, a Service of Thanksgiving, and the Platinum Party.
The Royal Family released a statement to thank the public for their support.
“When it comes to how to mark 70 years as your Queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first,” the Queen said.
“But I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee,” her Majesty continued.
“While I may not have attended every event in person, my heart has been with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family,” she added.
Queen Elizabeth also hoped that the recent festivities, which brought on a “renewed sense of togetherness,” will continue for the years to come. Her Majesty thanked everyone for their good wishes and for the part they all played in the successful celebrations.
Queen Elizabeth To Miss Royal Ascot Races
Reports say that Queen Elizabeth is expected to miss the Royal Ascot races for two consecutive days because of her health issues. The Royal Ascot is not the only royal event that her majesty will miss. The Queen has failed to appear in a few major events including some parts of her Jubilee celebrations such as the thanksgiving service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, which took place on June 3.
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