On This Day…

On the 9 September 2015 HM Queen Elizabeth became the UKs longest reigning monarch


On 9 September 2015 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II became the UK’s longest reigning monarch. Previously this honour had been held by Queen Victoria who had reigned for 63 years, 7 months and 2 days until her death in 1901.

Queen Elizabeth became Queen, at the age of 25, on 6 February 1952 on the death of her father King George VI. She was crowned in Westminster Abbey on 2 June 1953.

The Queen’s first Prime Minister was Sir Winston Churchill and up until 9 September 2020 she had been served by 14 different Prime Ministers. Of these Prime Ministers 2 were women, 12 were men, 10 were Conservative, 4 were Labour, 10 had studied at the University of Oxford, 1 at the University of Edinburgh, 3 had not attended university, 5 had served in the Army, 1 in the Royal Navy and 8 had no military service.


A short Video commemorating the 9th September 2015 when HRH Queen Elizabeth II became the longest serving monarch in the UK. Since the making of the video another two Prime Ministers have served her.

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