Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II has become the second-longest-reigning monarch in history. She has surpassed Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej in this regard. The Queen has also been the patron of 12 U.S. presidents, and she has visited more countries than any other monarch. This article highlights interesting facts about Britain’s monarchy.
Queen Elizabeth II becomes the world’s second-longest reigning monarch
On May 15, 2016, Queen Elizabeth II turns 90 years old. She is also the world’s oldest monarch, with 63 years on the throne. She gives the Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament and also holds the title of the world’s oldest living monarch. Elizabeth is the first British monarch to reign for ninety years. In February 1952, she became the country’s first female monarch.
The longest reigning monarch in history was France’s Louis XIV, who ruled from 1643 to 1715. But King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand reigned for 70 years and 110 days, making him the second-longest. In fact, the French monarch, who is known as “Louis the Great,” reigned for 72 years and 110 days between 1643 and 1715. Queen Elizabeth II is on track to become the world’s longest-reigning monarch, which is a great achievement.
In the history of the world’s longest-reigning monarch, a British monarch is the most likely candidate. As of September 2015, she has now overtaken her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. During the celebrations of her Platinum Jubilee, Elizabeth appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, where she was surprised by several members of the public.
At her ninetyth birthday celebration, the Queen joined her children and grandchildren and other members of the royal family to watch the Trooping the Colour parade at Windsor Castle. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince Harry and George of Cambridge also gathered in the park. The royal family also attended the event, including Princess Elizabeth. They also visited the grounds of Windsor Castle, where she was taken for a horse ride. In 1927, her mother, Elizabeth, Duchess of York, introduced her to disabled soldiers.
She overtakes Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej
The British Queen Elizabeth II has overtaken Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adunlayadej as the world’s second-longest reigning sovereign. Bhumibol ruled Thailand from November 9th June 1946 until October 13th 2016, a span of 70 years and 126 days.
The Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadulyadej reigned for 70 years from 1946 to 2016. Until this month, the British monarch had been ranked second, but she has since surpassed him. The longest monarch to reign was France’s Louis XIV, who ruled for 72 years and 110 days from 1643 to 1715.
Her Majesty is celebrating her platinum anniversary. On February 6, 2016, the British monarch officially achieved her platinum anniversary. The record was first set by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. The celebrations of her platinum jubilee were lavish, including a pageant and royal parades. But what made this day so special?
Today’s news has the Queen and her Royal Family celebrating their historic day. While the British Royal Couple are enjoying a much-deserved break from the public spotlight, the two royal couples have a shared passion for cars. Prince Charles and William, their sons, were spotted out in public with the Queen during the Jubilee Pageant.
She has patronised 12 U.S. presidents – An Amazing Fact
While the British monarch isn’t required to publicly acknowledge the president she is patronising, the Queen has a long history of praising our leaders. In her memoir, Hillary Clinton notes that the queen has always been a “great admirer of Winston Churchill, the first American prime minister.” And she praised the nation’s founding father, referring to it as “America the Beautiful,” as she noted in her book.
Since her first visit to Washington, DC as a princess in 1951, the Queen has met 11 U.S. presidents, including Bill Clinton, Barack Obama and Joe Biden. She is the only monarch to meet every president since Truman and will now host a state dinner for him and his wife at Windsor Castle on Friday. And her relationship with the US President is not limited to state visits: the Queen has visited the White House for tea on nine occasions, including the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama in 2013.
She has visited more countries than any other monarch
Britain’s Queen has visited more countries than ever, but one country she has never been to is Greece. The king of the tiny island nation is a Greek prince, and Queen Elizabeth has never visited his birthplace. According to royal historian Hugo Vickers, the omission was a result of Greece’s fraught history with Britain. Queen Elizabeth is expected to visit Greece in the near future.
Her record-breaking trips have earned her the nickname ‘the million-mile queen’, as she has been to more countries than any other monarch in the British history. She has visited 128 countries, two hundred and seventy-one times, and she speaks several languages. Since 1952, the monarch has visited 172 countries. She has also visited Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Botswana, and Russia.
The queen’s visit to West Germany in 1994 was an unprecedented event. The visit was a symbol of the reunification of the two countries after the World War II. She also recognised the re-emergence of Germany as a major power in Europe and the world stage. Besides visiting Germany, Queen Elizabeth II also visited the United States in 1997, which is a milestone in British history.
In the United States, the monarch visited more countries than any other monarch. In the United Kingdom, she visited 127 countries and travelled to more than 60 nations. Despite her lengthy reign, she never visited Greece. Prince Philip did, however, and he visited Greece several times. This makes her the longest-reigning monarch in British history. Despite her many travels, she has never visited Greece.
The queen has been to the Caribbean more than any other monarch. Her visits to Nunavut were her jubilee celebration. Canada is a place where the monarchy is less secure. According to a poll conducted in 2015, 39 per cent of Canadians favour the abolition of the monarchy upon her death. However, in other parts of the world, the future of the monarchy is uncertain.