Queen Elizabeth II Becomes 2nd Longest-Reigning Monarch
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has become the second-longest serving monarch in history.
The Queen has overtaken King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who reigned for 70 years and 126 days between 1946 and 2016.
This achievement is coming after Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee was marked with four days of celebration across the UK.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has become the second-longest serving sovereign monarch in history.
Today Monday, 13th June 2022, will complete 70 years and 127 days of the Queen’s reign. This is second only to Louis XIV of France who becomes king at the age of four.
Right now, Queen Elizabeth II has overtaken the late King of Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej who reigned for 70 years and 126 days between 1946 and 2016 to become the second-longest serving monarch.
Her Majesty’s latest achievement is coming after she had earlier celebrated her Platinum Jubilee last weekend with four days of celebration across the UK.
The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee was marked in grand style with many events some of which include the Trooping the Colour parade, a service of thanksgiving, and a jubilee pageant.
It is expected that by May 2024, if the Queen is still reigning she would take over the title of the longest-serving monarch.
The 96-years old became a monarch at the age of 25 after her father’s death in 1952.
Back in September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-serving British Monarch after surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. She also became the longest-reigning female monarch in the history of the world on that same day.
The Queen due to mobility problems now takes on very few official duties while her family members especially the Cambridges and Prince Charles and Camila assist her.
To the delight of the public, the Queen appeared on the Buckinngham Palace balcony during the Jubilee weekend.
After the Jubilee weekend, the Queen said in a letter of appreciation to the British Public that she was “humbled and deeply touched” by the crowd that was around to celebrate with her.
She was absent at some of the events, but said “my heart has been with you all”, adding: “I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.”