British monarch, Queen Elizabeth now world's second-longest serving Monarch


The British monarch, queen Elizabeth has become the second-longest serving monarch in the world after Lous XIV of France. People of the Britain have been celebrating Platinum Jubilee of 96-year-old Monarch with grand events throughout the country. 

The British monarch has overtaken Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who reigned his country for 70 years and 126 days from 1927 to 2016. France’s Louis XIV, at present, remains the longest-reigning monarch with 72-year and 110-day reign between 1643 and 1715. Queen Elizabeth, who ascended the throne in 1953, became longest-serving British monarch in September 2015 after surpassing her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria. 

The monarch thanked her people as they carried out royal parades, street parties, pageantry and other events across UK and the Commonwealth to mark her majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. She wrote a letter for her people which reads as “humbled and deeply touched”, and that “this renewed sense of togetherness will be felt for many years to come”.

The Queen, who has some age-related mobility problems, skipped several events allowing her son and heir of the throne Prince Charles and second in line Prince William and close ranks of the royal family joining to attend them. However, the Queen appeared on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at the end of the Jubilee Pageant as the extended Bank Holiday weekend came to an end. 

As per the media reports, her grandson Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will celebrate his 40th birthday next week by moving his family from London to Berkshire. 

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will move to a house on the monarch’s Windsor estate this summer. In the meantime, they are likely to move into “the big house” or the castle as Prince Charles, Prince of Wales doesn’t plan to spend as much time at Windsor Castle when he is king as the Queen does now. 


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