The 6 Guin­ness World Records held by HRH Queen El­iz­a­beth II

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Queen El­iz­a­beth II was crowned Bri­tish monarch in 1953, at the age of just 27, fol­low­ing the death of her fa­ther King Ge­orge VI on Fe­bru­ary 6, 1952.

More than 68 years later, at the age of 94, the Queen is still per­form­ing her royal du­ties and is show­ing no signs of slow­ing down.

The Bri­tish Queen has ac­com­plished a lot dur­ing her reign and has even bro­ken six Guin­ness World Records.

Ex­ guides you through the records held by the Queen.

The old­est Bri­tish Queen

Queen El­iz­a­beth II turned 94 on April 21, 2020. Her great-great-grand­mother Queen Vic­to­ria pre­vi­ously held the record at age 81.

The Queen is the old­est cur­rent monarch in the world

Queen El­iz­a­beth II is the old­est cur­rent monarch in the world.

Be­hind the Queen are Sul­tan

Has­sanal Bolkiah of Brunei, who has reigned for 52 years and Queen Mar­garethe of Den­mark who has been on the throne since 1972.

The pre­vi­ous record-holder was King Ab­dul­lah Bin Ab­du­laziz Al Saud of Saudi Ara­bia, who died on Jan­uary 23, 2015 at the age of 90.

The world’s long­est-reign­ing Queen

The Queen is widely known for be­ing the longestrei­gn­ing monarch in Bri­tish his­tory, over­tak­ing her great-great-grand­mother Queen Vic­to­ria.

On her 94th birth­day on April 21, 2020, she had reigned for 68 years and 75 days - and the days keeps be­ing added. Queen El­iz­a­beth II in­her­ited the Bri­tish throne on Fe­bru­ary 6, 1952 af­ter the death of her fa­ther King Ge­orge VI.

The Queen is the longestrei­gn­ing liv­ing monarch

The 94-year-old is the long­est-reign­ing liv­ing monarch in the world.

The record was pre­vi­ously held by King Bhu­mi­bol Adulyadej of Thai­land, who died af­ter a 70-year reign on Oc­to­ber 13, 2016.

The long­est-reign­ing monarch of all time is Louis XIV of France, who reigned for 72 years and 110 days, from May 14, 1643 to Septem­ber 1, 1715.

The Queen’s face has fea­tured on the most cur­ren­cies

Queen El­iz­a­beth II’s face ap­pears on the cur­ren­cies of more than 35 coun­tries. This is a world record by a mile with Queen Vic­to­ria only ap­pear­ing on the cur­ren­cies of 21 coun­tries and King Ge­orge V on 19.

The world’s wealth­i­est Queen

The Queen’s to­tal wealth, which in­cludes fine art, jew­ellery and es­tates, added up to around £410 mil­lion in 2012, ac­cord­ing to The Sun­day Times.

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