In 20 days QEII breaks the record

In 20 days, the Queen will become the longest reigning monarch of the United Kingdom or any kingdom within it. That is the longest over 1,145 years of monarchy.

The 10 longest reigning are:

  1. Queen Victoria (UK) 63 years, 216 days
  2. QEII (UK) 63 years 196 days
  3. George III (UK) 59 years 96 days
  4. James VI (Soctland) 57 years 46 days
  5. Henry III (England) 56 years 29 days
  6. Edward III (England) 50 years 147 days
  7. William I (Scotland) 48 years 360 days
  8. Llyweln the Great (Wales) 45 years
  9. Elizabeth I (England) 44 years 127 days
  10. David II (Scotland) 41 years 260 days

The shortest reign was Lady Jane Grey for 13 days in 1553.

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