DOWNTON ABBEY’S LOYAL FAN, THE QUEEN, IS NOW THE LONGEST-SERVING BRITISH MONARCH

QUEENELIZABETH1Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor (aka Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II) has overtaken her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record-setting reign.  “The 89-year-old has supplanted Queen Victoria as holder of the title “Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth and Defender of the Faith” for the longest period – including any king – since her coronation as a 25-year-old 63 years ago.”  Jessica Staufenberg, THE INDEPENDENT, September 9/2015

QUEENELIZABETH2 QUEENELIZABETH3<PHOTOS ABOVE – the Queen in Edinburgh on September 9 & ‘Long May She Reign’, Post Office Tower, London – Reuters News Agency Photos>