Elizabeth II overtook Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej. He reigned for 70 years and 126 days from 1927 to 2016. However, with a 72-year and 110-day reign between 1643 and 1715, Louis XIV of France remains the longest-reigning monarch.
Last weekend, the UK celebrated the 96-year-old Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It marked 70 years of service to the great nation. This remarkable occasion was full of grandeur and pomp and show. She overtook Thailand’s King on Sunday to become the world’s second-longest reigning monarch.
Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1953. She is now the longest-serving British monarch since September 2015. With this, she even surpassed her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.
The monarch expressed her thanks to the nation in a letter. They said that she is ‘humbled and deeply touched’. Also, that “this renewed sense of togetherness will be there for many years to come”. This was after four days of street parties, royal parades, pageantry and other beautiful events held across the UK and the Commonwealth.
Although the Queen is facing some age-related problems, she often greets people from the balcony of Buckingham Palace. We saw that at the end of the Jubilee Pageant this time.
We also got a report from The Sunday Times’ that the Due of Cambridge – William will be marking his 40th birthday next week. He will be with his family from London to Berkshire. However, Kensington Palace will remain Kate’s and William’s London home. And they will frequently visit Anmer Hall in Norfolk.
His daughter Princess Charlotte 7, and the oldest son Prince George will enroll at a school near Windsor. They will leave their prep school in London at the end of this term. William and Kate’s youngest son Prince Louis 4, will begin his schooling in Windsor.
The world will witness the UK’s royal family’s beautiful and gradual transition as the next generation is lining up for succession.