Monday, February 06, 2012
QE II 60.
Today marks 60 years that Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne of the United Kingdom. That makes her the second longest reigning British monarch, the longest being Queen Victoria. Her reign lasted 63 years and 216 days. Will Elizabeth beat that? It seems a reasonable guess she will. Too bad for Prince Charles. However long he ends up being King he wont be able to come anywhere near that long of a reign, (Unless of course some really major advancements in life expectancy take place.) In fact it's not hard to wonder if she might not still be Queen a decade or more from now given that her mother lived past 100.