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The Queen

BREAKING: The Queen becomes the world’s oldest living Head of State following Mugabe resignation

Queen Elizabeth II has become the world’s oldest living Head of State following the resignation of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe.

The Queen, who is 91-years-old, can now add a new accolade to her record books, as her longevity makes her the oldest leader on the planet.

Robert Mugabe was forced out of office after what is being described as a coup d’état by the Zimbabwean Defence Forces.

Soon after, he was sacked from his own party but remained in the office of President until he formally resigned on Tuesday afternoon.

The impeachment processes had already started before Mr Mugabe’s resignation was tended, although they have now been halted.

The 91-year-old Queen has broken many records over the years due to her longevity. Last year, she became the world’s longest reigning monarch, having been on the throne for over 65 years.

In 2015, she became Britain’s longest ever reigning monarch, overtaking Queen Victoria who was on the throne for 23,226 days.

In 2007, she became the oldest Monarch in British history (a record also taken from Queen Victoria) as well as holding the record as the longest-married Monarch.

She is also the only British monarch to have celebrated her diamond and platinum wedding anniversaries.

At the end of 2015, Her Majesty became the 46th longest-reigning Monarch in world history. Her Platinum Jubilee would take place in 2022 making her the 20th longest-reigning in world history.

The longest reigning monarch in history is Sobhuza II Paramount Chief and later King of Swaziland for 82 years and 254 days.

Robert Mugabe had been President of Zimbabwe for 37-years until he was ousted from power.

It is likely that former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa will be elevated to the presidency.


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