Elizabeth II, whose platinum jubilee we just celebrated last weekend with great fanfare, has been on the throne for 70 years, 4 months and 5 days. It breaks the longevity record of the King of Thailand, Rama IX, who reigned from 1946 to 2016.
New record for Queen Elizabeth. After beating her ancestor Queen Victoria’s longevity record in 2015, the British monarch has just overtaken the King of Thailand, Rama IX, who reigned from 1946 to 2016, for 70 years, 4 months and 4 days.
The queen exceeded this duration this Sunday, since she has reigned today for 70 years, 4 months and 5 days. He will have to wait until May 27, 2024 to overtake Louis XIV, on the throne for 72 years, 3 months and 18 days.
Last weekend, the whole country celebrated its sovereign, the only one they have known, for many Britons, during four days of jubilee, interspersed with military parades, concerts and horse races.
“My heart was with you all”
If the 96-year-old queen, who has become less mobile, showed herself very little during these festivities, she wrote a message to the attention of her subjects to thank them for their loyalty.
“Although I did not attend every event in person, my heart was with you all; and I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family,” she wrote.
But the queen, known for her sense of humor, had reserved a nice surprise for her subjects on Saturday evening: she had shot a small sketch with Paddington Bearclumsy icon of British children’s literature.