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This year, 2016, Queen Elis­a­beth will turn 90. She has seen 12 Prime Min­is­ters come and gone, she is the Head of State in Bri­tain as well as 15 other Com­mon­wealth Realms and is the Head of the 53-mem­ber state Com­mon­wealth. But not only, that be­cause on the 9th of Septem­ber 2015, at about 5.30pm, Her Majesty Queen El­iz­a­beth II also be­came Bri­tain's long­est reign­ing monarch ever, pass­ing the record set by her great-great-grand­mother Queen Vic­to­ria. It’s a feat now un­likely ever to be sur­passed, but who else has she over­taken on the way? Since the Act of Union 1707 united Eng­land and Scot­land to form Great Bri­tain there have been 12 mon­archs of the King­dom – three women and nine men. Queen Elis­a­beth II has now reigned al­most 64 years, Queen Vic­to­ria just over 63 years and Ge­orge III, comes in 3rd place with 59 years as the lead­ing king in the list.

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