BY THE NUMBERS
On Monday, the Queen marked her Sapphire Jubilee, becoming the first British monarch to reign for 65 years. It’s just one of many milestones the queen has marked in her nine decades. Here are some other significant numbers about her record-breaking life and reign:
The Queen assumed the Throne on the death of her father on Feb. 6, 1952. On September 9, 2015, she became Britain’s longest-reigning monarch, passing her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria.
She turned 90 on April 21, 2016, and has been the world’s oldest monarch since the death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah in 2015.
She has had 13 British prime ministers serve during her reign, from Winston Churchill to Theresa May. She has had 12 Canadian prime ministers, from Louis St. Laurent to Justin Trudeau.
She has met 12 U.S. presidents, from Herbert Hoover (after he had left office) to Barack Obama — more than a quarter of all the U.S. presidents since Independence. The only president during her reign that she did not meet was Lyndon B. Johnson. She is due to meet President Donald Trump when he comes to Britain for a controversial state visit later this year.
She has travelled more than 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometres) on official trips, visiting 106 of the 193 current official members of the United Nations. She has visited Canada 22 times — the largest number of trips to any nation.