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Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest reigning British monarch

Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest reigning British monarch
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Queen Elizabeth II makes history today by becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch. Elizabeth, who is 89, is also the nation’s oldest ever

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Queen Elizabeth II makes history today by becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

Elizabeth, who is 89, is also the nation’s oldest ever monarch, surpassing her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria’s time on the throne: 63 years, 7 months, 2 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes.

To celebrate, the Queen will take a journey on a steam train in Scotland.

Longest reign installation

Kensington Palace in London has opened a new display to visitors to mark the occasion. The images compare the two monarch in the early years of their reigns.

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Queen Victoria painted shortly after her coronation in 1838 and Queen Elizabeth photographed in front of Westminster Abbey.

‘‘I think in lots of ways, the biggest similarity between both women and their reigns is that they have both been incredible sources and forces of stability during points of intense and incredible unprecedented change,’‘ explained Deirdre Murphy, the senior curator of the exhibition.

Both Elizabeth and Victoria’s weddings feature in the display, which also includes private moments. Their mutual love of animals is also explored.

The display is open to the general public in London.

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