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Jun 18, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II second-longest reigning monarch in world

Foreign Affairs News Correspondent
Her Britannic Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Her Britannic Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

British Queen Elizabeth II is now at 96-year-old.

After celebrating 70 years on the throne earlier this month at her Platinum Jubilee, the UK monarch has become the second-longest reigning monarch in the history of the world as stated by the People Magazine.

So far, she has been a Monarch of the UK and the Commonwealth for over 70 years and some more days. Her Majesty’s coronation was on June 2, 1953.

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand ruled since 1946 and reigned before his death in 2016 has counted for 70 years and 126 days.

The milestone comes six weeks after she also surpassed Johann II of Liechtenstein, who died in 2016 after ruling for 70 years and 91 days.

The longest-reigning monarch in the world was King Louis XIV of France who ruled for a total of 72 years and 110 days. He assumed the throne at age 4 in 1643 and ruled during the golden age of arts and culture in France.

The Queen celebrated her Platinum Jubilee between June 2 and June 5 with multiple events.

The Queen Elizabeth II also released a statement saying, “I have been humbled and deeply touched that so many people have taken to the streets to celebrate my Platinum Jubilee.”

Adding, “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.”