At approximately 5:30pm (London time) today, Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning British monarch in history surpassing her great great grandmother, Queen Victoria. According to careful calculations which factored in hours, leap years and lengths of different months, Queen Elizabeth has reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours, 30 minutes! The Queen has been low key about this milestone and is currently spending time at her Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
Come visit the Wolff Library’s display about U.K. Succession on the upper level. British succession has a long and storied past that can read like a soap opera. Think Downton Abbey entailment on steroids.