BY THE NUM­BERS

The Hamilton Spectator - - CANADA & WORLD -

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.

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