Longest Reigning Monarch
During the late hours of 9th September, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II is set to become the longest reigning British head of state. The title was previously held by…
UK JUBILEE: World’s longest reigning monarchs infographic
June 2-5, 2012 -- Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, marking 60 years since she acceded to the throne. She is now the world’s second longest-reigning living monarch, behind only King Bhumibol of Thailand, who has ruled his country for 65 years.
60th anniversary of the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II
On 2 June 1953 Queen Elizabeth II took her coronation oath at Westminster Abbey. Since her accession on 6 February 1952 aged 25, following the death of her father King George VI, the day had been planned in great detail. Our Who's Who editors take a look at the people who helped to create that historical day.
The (many) things the Queen can do that the rest of us can’t
Being Queen Elizabeth II opens you up to certain privileges that the rest of us can only dream of. Not only does she get to live in Buckingham Palace, milling between 700 odd rooms on a daily basis, but there are a few other actions that the Queen and only the Queen can pull off.