British vs. French for longest reigning monarch in world history

June 27, 2022

According to NPR:

It’s a record fit for a queen.

The head of the British royal family, Queen Elizabeth II, just became the second-longest reigning monarch in world history.

French King Louis XIV remains in the top spot, having served as monarch for more than 72 years after taking the throne at age four and dying in 1715.

“Inevitably a long life can pass by many milestones — my own is no exception — but I thank you all and the many others at home and overseas for your touching messages of great kindness,” the queen said at the time.

To read the entire article on NPR, please click here.

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