Briefly News understands Queen Elizabeth II is the world’s longest-reigning queen. The Queen may be the fourth-longest reigning monarch in the world but it should be noted that she holds the title of the longest-reigning living monarch. We compiled a list of World Records held by The Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most respected personalities in the world as at April 2021.
The Queen, while heading the British throne, has made a number of impressive achievements in the 68 years she has been the head.
Among the many achievements the 94-year-old monarch has made include a number of Guinness World Record titles.
Briefly News highlighted seven Guinness World Records held by Queen Elizabeth II, from being the longest-reigning queen to her wealth.
1. Longest-reigning queen
It is known world over that Queen Elizabeth II is the world’s longest-reigning queen.
The Queen assumed the throne on February 6, 1952, following the death of her father King George VI and has been in leadership ever since.
2. Oldest British queen
Queen Elizabeth II first became the holder of the oldest British queen title at the age of 81 and 244 days old on December 21, 2007.
3. Longest-reigning living monarch
The Queen may be the fourth-longest reigning monarch in the world but it should be noted that she holds the title of the longest-reigning living monarch.
4. Oldest current monarch
When Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud died at the age of 90 in 2015, Queen Elizabeth took the title of world's oldest monarch.
5. Most countries to be head of state of simultaneously
Guinness World Records identified Queen Elizabeth as a royal who holds the record of a leader heading most states simultaneously.
6. Wealthiest queen
In 2012, The Sunday Times placed the Queen as the wealthiest one after estimating her total wealth including fine art, jewellery and property to be over R6 billion.
7. Most currencies featuring the same individual
It is important to note that Queen Elizabeth’s image is on the coinage of at least 35 different countries. Queen Victoria’s image appeared on currency of 21 countries while King George V appeared on 19.
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