QUEEN ELIZABETH II BECOMES LONGEST REIGNING MONARCH IN BRITISH HISTORY

September 9, 2015 marks a milestone in British history as Queen Elizabeth II surpasses her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, as Britain’s longest reigning monarch.  Queen Elizabeth II succeeded her father, King George VI, when he died on February 6, 1952.  She was twenty-five years old at the time.  Queen Victoria’s reign lasted 63 years, 212 days (June 20, 1837-January 22, 1901).  The Queen has remained a steadfast symbol of stability during a reign marked by tremendous changes.  Photos by Getty Images.

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