British queen poised to set record

August 27, 2015

According to Reuters:

Queen Elizabeth…next month becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

She never expected to take the throne and only did so because her uncle abdicated, but on Sept. 9 she will beat the record held by her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who reigned for more than 63 years.

“It is a job for life,” the 89-year-old Elizabeth once said, and unlike some European monarchs recently, and even a pope, she is not expected to abdicate.

During her reign, she has made more than 250 overseas visits to well over 100 countries and met 4 million people in person.

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