Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch

    Queen Elizabeth II enters the record books today, becoming Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

    Fox News Radio’s Simon Owen reports from London:

    The Queen has been on the throne for 63 years and seven months. In that time there have been twelve U.S. Presidents. Today she’s set to overtake Queen Victoria — her great-great-grandmother.


    This was Elizabeth’s coronation. She became Queen in 1952 — aged 25. She’s now 89.

    But her former Communications Secretary Simon Lewis believes she won’t be stepping down any time soon.

    (Lewis) “I think the queen made a commitment, a very public commitment to the country about serving the country, so I don’t see any prospect of that.”

    There are no major celebrations planned to mark the record. Buckingham Palace insisting it’s business as usual.

    In London, Simon Owen, Fox News Radio.