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Longest Reigning Kings and Queens

The longest reigning monarch is Queen Victoria who reigned for 63 years.

The present queen has reigned for more than 50 years.

Only five other kings and queens in British history have reigned for 50 years or more. These are:

Queen Victoria 1837-1901 (63 years 216 days) Queen Victoria

King George III 1760-1820 (59 years 96 days)

James VI of Scotland, 1567-1625 (57 years 246 days)
James I of England

Edward III 1327-1377 (50 years)

King Henry III 1216-1272 (56 years)

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Should Queen Elizabeth II still be reigning on:

  • 12 May 2011, at the age of 85, her reign would surpass that of George III.
  • 10 September 2015, at the age of 89, she would surpass Queen Victoria as the longest-reigning monarch in British history.
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