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QUEEN ELIZABETH II - Longest Reigning Monarch

QUEEN ELIZABETH II - Longest Reigning Monarch

Wednesday 9th September, 2015


On 9th September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II will become the longest reigning monarch in British History.

Queen Elizabeth was born 21st April 1926, came to the thrown on 6th February 1952 and the coronation took place on 2nd June 1953.

This historic day won’t be remembered for Red Arrows, Gun Salutes or any of the usual events that mark an important occasion in British history as its not being celebrated by the Royal Family. Whilst many may be expecting a modest wave from the balcony of Buckingham Palace to the crowds that will undoubtedly gather throughout the course of the day......they will be disappointed as Her Majesty will be attending the re-opening of The Borders Railway.

Queen Elizabeth II has seen 12 Prime Ministers come and go including Sir Winston Churchill, Sir Anthony Eden, Harold Macmillan, Sir Alec Douglas-Home, Edward Heath, Harold Wilson (twice), James Callaghan, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, Gordon Brown and the current Prime Minister, David Cameron.

Some of the World Leaders during her reign include Joseph Stalin, Dwight D Eisenhower, Charles de Gaulle, Fidel Castro, Nikita S Khrushchev, Leonid I Brezhnev, Indira Gandhi John F Kennedy, Richard Nixon, Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, George Bush Senior and Junior, Barack Obama to name just a few.

Might we wonder if she will soon hand over the reigns to Prince Charles or Prince William in the near future?