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NEW ROYAL MILESTONE: The Queen has now been on the throne for two thirds of a century

Queen Elizabeth II this week adds another royal milestone to the history books as the celebrates spending two-thirds of a century on the throne.

Her Majesty has been reigning for almost 67 years now following the death of her father in 1952.

The 92-year-old 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 so long.

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.

There is one record however that The Queen claimed, but has since lost. Last year she became the world’s oldest Head of State following the resignation of Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe.

However, in May 2018, 93-year-old Mahathir Mohamad was elected Prime Minister of Malaysia meaning The Queen is the second oldest Head of State.

Of course, despite making history (again), Her Majesty will not be celebrating today’s news.

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.