The Queen will break her great-great grandmother’s record as Britain’s longest serving sovereign today:
Queen Elizabeth II passes the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria today who reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes.
But Queen Victoria’s reign was three years shorter in New Zealand – she technically only became our ruler when the Treaty of Waitangi was signed – meaning Queen Elizabeth actually became New Zealand’s longest-reigning monarch back in 2013. . .
How long she’s served is largely a matter of luck.
How well she’s served is a credit to her.
It’s also a reflection on her dedication to the job which comes with many privileges but is extremely demanding both because of and in spite of that.