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All the records Queen Elizabeth has broken

Today, Queen Elizabeth will be entering her 67th year as monarch. A feat never achieved before by a British monarch. She will not be celebrating the occasion because the date also marks the anniversary of her father’s death.

The next nationwide celebrations for a jubilee occasion will be in 2022 when Her Majesty celebrates 70 years on the throne.

The Platinum Jubilee will take place in the same year as The Queen turns 96-years-old, and is expected to be celebrated on an even larger scale than the Diamond Jubilee in 2012.

With all those years under her belt, it is no wonder Her Majesty has broken an exceptional number of records. These are some of them:

Longest Reigning British Monarch

On 9 September 2015, Queen Elizabeth surpassed Queen Victoria’s previous record of 63 years 216 days. The occasion was met by celebrations across the nation. 

Longest Reigning Living Monarch

Upon the death of the Thai King Bhumibol in 2016, Queen Elizabeth became the longest reigning living monarch. King Bhumibol reigned for 73 years, a record that looks like The Queen may surpass.

Longest-Lived British Monarch

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Once again surpassing Queen Victoria on 21 December 2007 as the oldest British Monarch. On 27 February 2024, Queen Elizabeth will become the longest-lived descendant of Queen Victoria passing Princess Alice who died at 97 years, 312 days.

Longest Marriage

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip were married on 20 November 1947. This past November they celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. 

Most currencies

Being the head of state of 16 Commonwealth countries has its benefits. The Queen had more coinage with her effigy then anyone else. Even though she is no head of state in some places, like Fiji, she still appears on their coins.

Most countries visited

She may be slowing down now, but The Queen has travelled to more countries than any other monarch- 116 in total!

Most photographed

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With your every move documented, this record comes naturally. Not only does Her Majesty continuously have photographers surrounding her, but she has also been known to like to take her own pictures documenting her travels.