The famous People newspaper reported that, starting on Wednesday March 11, Queen Elizabeth II became the fourth longest-serving king in history.
Until that day, the 93-year-old Queen has been seated on the British throne for 68 years and 34 days, which is beyond the reign of K’inich Janaab ‘Pakal, the Mayan king known as “The Great Bakal”, who ruled the city of Palenque for 68 One year and 33 days before his death in 683 AD, he assumed the throne at the age of 12 for the region now known as Chiapas in Mexico.
This new record joins many other Queen surnames, including being the longest-reigning monarch in Britain in September 2015, overtaking her grandmother, Queen Victoria, who ruled the UK 63 years and 216 days.
And the queen still has only 4 years to become the longest-serving monarch in the world, after she outperformed the first-place to date, Louis XIV in France, who ruled a total of 72 years and 110 days, when he began his rule of France to succeed his father, Louis XIII, who is At the age of 4, he died 4 days after his 77th birthday because of gangrene.
The second place is occupied by the King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyadej, who ruled 70 years and 126 days before his death in 2016, at the age of 88.
King Johan II comes in third place, where he ruled the small European state of Liechtenstein for 70 years and 91 days, between 1858 and 1929, and ascended the throne soon after reaching the age of 18 years.
Social media users were quick to congratulate Elizabeth II on the new title and her entry to the global list.
Source: New York Post