Queen Elizabeth becomes world's second-longest reigning monarch | Daily News

Queen Elizabeth becomes world's second-longest reigning monarch

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej
Britain's Queen Elizabeth II with Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej

UK: Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Sunday overtook Thailand's King to become the world's second-longest reigning monarch in history, after France's Louis XIV.

The UK has been celebrating the 96-year-old Queen's Platinum Jubilee to mark 70 years of service to the nation with grand events taking place last weekend.

Now she has overtaken Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned for 70 years and 126 days to set another record. Louis XIV of France remains the longest-reigning monarch, with a 72-year and 110-day reign from 1643 until 1715. Crowned in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-serving British monarch in September 2015, surpassing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. - PTI


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