The Queen of England has become the world’s second-longest reigning queen.
She will be on the throne for 70 years and 127 days as of Monday, June 13, behind only Louis XIV of France, who became king at the age of four.
On Sunday, June 12, she surpassed Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died in 2016, by equaling his reign.
She had formally surpassed 70 years of reign on February 6, and the 96-year-Platinum old’s Jubilee was celebrated with four days of festivities across the UK last weekend.
If the Queen is still reigning in May 2024, she will be the longest-reigning contemporary monarch.
From 1643 until 1715, Louis XIV reigned for 72 years and 110 days. However, he did not begin to reign personally until he was in his twenties, in 1661.
Following her father’s death in the early hours of February 6, 1952, the Queen became queen at the age of 25.
She surpassed her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s reign as the longest-reigning British monarch in September 2015.