British Queen Elizabeth II now longest reigning monarch
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II is now the world’s longest reigning monarch after the death of King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej who reigned for more than 70 years.
Adulyadej, who died on Thursday aged 88, ascended to the throne in 1946 and reigned for more than 70 years and four months.
Britain’s 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II ascended to her throne in 1952 aged 25 on the death of her father King George VI and has reigned for 64 years and eight months so far.
She, however, has some way to go before she becomes the world’s longest reigning monarch ever.King Sobhuza II of Swaziland, who died in 1982, was only four months old when he became king. He ruled for 82 years and 253 days.