2 September 2015

Long to Reign Over Us

On 9 September, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. She surpasses Queen Victoria - and guess what? There is no better way to appreciate Queen Elizabeth than to compare her with her famous, but often surprisingly feckless, forbear. They were both female monarchs, both enjoyed a Diamond Jubilee, both saw their popularity rise and fall. Both wives and mothers as well as reigning queens; both juggling the requirements of a constitutional monarchy.

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