Queen Elizabeth II is now the world’s longest reigning living monarch following the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol today.The King, who was 88-years-old when he died, had been on the throne for 70 years. Her Majesty The Queen, who now holds the accolade of world’s longest reigning monarch, has been on the throne for almost 63 years.
The Queen’s has broken many records over the years due to her longevity. Last year, she became Britain’s longest ever reigning monarch, overtaking Queen Victoria who was on the throne for 23,226 days. The longest reigning monarch in history is Sobhuza II Paramount Chief and later King of Swaziland for 82 years and 254 days.
In 2007, Queen Elizabeth II 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.