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Business as usual: The Queen celebrates day of longest reign during Scottish Borders visit

The Queen has signalled that it is business as usual on the day she becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, visiting and opening Scotland’s new Borders Railway at a ceremony in Tweedbank Station this afternoon. The Queen speaks to Alyson Weir, Headteacher at Tweedbank Primary School after receiving flowers from the school’s youngest pupil, Molly Inglis, 4. The 89-year old…
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The discreet beginnings of a legendary reign: Elizabeth II, our historic monarch

Not all kings and queens are born in castles. And the monarch about to become the longest reigning of them all began her life in a house in a rather ordinary street in a very genteel part of London. The story of Victoria started in Kensington Palace. The tale of the woman about to take her record began at No 17, Bruton Street, Mayfair for that is where Elizabeth II was born. And from September…
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Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria - then and now

Many of us have been watching the myriad of posts regarding Queen Elizabeth being set to exceed Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest reigning monarch on Wednesday, 9th September. The Queen pictured here in 2012 when she visited The Bank of England. By the Numbers To start…
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Our historic Queen: how Europe's other royal reigns measure up

We are now just 24 hours away from history. On September 9th 2015, The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. There is huge interest in this magical moment when Elizabeth II overtakes Victoria with people around the world waiting for the day when the girl who was never meant to rule sets the record for the longest reign we’ve known. But even before the milestone is…
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The Queen attends 200th anniversary Braemar Gathering days before her own historic milestone

Just a few days shy of making history when she becomes the longest reigning British monarch, The Queen attended the Braemar Gathering in Scotland. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duke of Rothesay, as Charles in styled in Scotland joined Her Majesty. Embed from Getty Images The event, just like Her Majesty is celebrating a milestone for the history books. 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the games…
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