The Queen is the fourth longest-reigning monarch in history. She ascended the throne in 1952 after the death of her father. She has reigned for 68 years this year and during her tenure, she has broken many historical records. But how exactly did seven female members of the Royal Family pay her a touching tribute?
The Queen is the longest-reigning British monarch in history.
To become the longest-reigning monarch in history, the Queen would have to reign for another four years and 112 days.
Currently, King Louis XIV of France is ranked as the longest-reigning monarch in history.
King Louis XIV ascended the throne in May 1643 at the age of four and held it for 72 years and 110 days when he died at the age of 76.
The Queen will overtake hold that title if she continues to reign until the summer of 2024, the year when she turns 98 years old.
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The Queen’s full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.
The Queen’s own name pays tribute to her grandmother Queen Mary of Teck.
In addition, it also recognises her great-grandmother Alexandra of Denmark, who was the Queen consort to King Edward VII.
Her first name is the same as her mother who was known as The Queen Mother, born Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon.
The Queen’s husband Prince Philip is also paid a similar honour with several members of the Royal Family being given his name.
The royals who have been named in his honour include:
- Prince Charles Philip Arthur George
- Prince William Philip Louis
- James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor, Viscount Severn.