On the 8th of September 2015, Queen Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria will have a new thing in common. Both of them will have queened for 63 years and 7 months, or a total of 23 336 days to be precise and less clear. They share the honor of being the longest reigning monarch in British history.
Nevertheless, the common bond between the two women should be short lived because of the inability for Queen Vick to prolong her reign. This short coming is often attributed to her death more than 100 years ago. On the other hand, since being well alive, Queen Liz II should beat her great-great-grand-mother at this unique and family oriented competition.
If ever you were to find yourself in London on the 9th, do not go looking for pump and pageantry for there will be none. The Queen will not be officially celebrating this milestone. After all, her claim to fame comes from the alignment of events totally out of her control.
- The death of her father, thus beginning her reign, when she was only 24 years old.
- The death of her great-great-grand-mother no later than on the 22nd of January 1901.
- The postponement of her death at a later date than the 9th of September 2015.
Turns out, there is a lot of death in this living record.