The Queen is already Britain’s longest lived monarch and the world’s oldest serving sovereign.
At approximately 5:30pm today, the Queen will break her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria’s record of 63 years, seven months and two days on the throne.
Queen is Dutiful, hard-working, cheerful and family loving and never without her handbag.
This official portrait marking the day Queen Elizabeth II becomes Britain’s longest reigning monarch displays the qualities that have endured through her 63 years and 216 days on the throne.
The Queen has recorded 56 televised Christmas messages, attended 36 Royal Variety performances and hosts 50,000 people each year at banquets, lunches, dinners, receptions and garden parties at Buckingham Palace.
Since she came to the throne, Queen Elizabeth has been served by 12 Prime Ministers and her Coronation was watched by 27 million on television.
But it was a sad day for the young Princess Elizabeth took the throne following her beloved father’s death.
During her reign the Queen has visited an amazing 116 countries on official trips.
Yesterday, Prime Minister David Cameron congratulated the queen on breaking the record.
Mr. Cameron’s spokeswoman said: “He noted her remarkable record and that she is a symbol of Britain’s enduring spirit admired around the world.”
The Queen might already be setting her sights on another record down the line as she turns 90 next year.
Here’s Royal Family Tree.