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Queen Elizabeth II Becomes World's 2nd Longest Modern Leader


Sun 12 Jun 2022 | 10:41 AM
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Queen Elizabeth II became the world's second-longest leader of a monarchy in modern times by overtaking the place of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70 years and 126 days between 1927 and 2016, Sky News reported on Sunday.

Her Majesty's reign came the second after France's Louis XIV who reigned for 72 years and 110 days between 1643 and 1715.

Last week, the events of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II started with the Flypast, and Trooping the Color with the participation of the Queen and a number of senior members of the Royal family including Prince Charles, the Crown Prince, and Duchess Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, Duchess Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, and their children.

The events of the occasion lasted for four days with different occasions such as Platinum Jubilee Thanksgiving services, and the Buckingham Palace Concert that featured Queen and Adam Lambert, Elton John, and others.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations nationwide program was released on Monday. The 95-year-old monarch will become the first leader of the British kingdom to reach a Platinum record’s milestone by 6th February.

Inherited the throne on 6th February 1952 and officially crowned on 2nd June 1953, her Majesty was named the longest-reigning leader in history, breaking the number held by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, in 2007.