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Longest-Reigning Queen Regnants

Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II, 1954, also known as the ‘wattle painting’, by William Dargie. National Museum of Australia

Elizabeth II of Great Britain and 16 Commonwealth countries including Australia – 67 years (6 February 1952 to present day.)

Victoria of Great Britain and Australia – 63 years, 216 days (20 June 1837 to 22 January 1901)

Wilhelmina of the Netherlands – 57 years, 286 days (23 November 1890 to 4 September 1948)

Sālote Tupou III of Tonga – nearly 48 years (1918 to 1965)

Margrethe II of Denmark – 47 years (14 January 1972 to present day)

Elizabeth I of England and Ireland – 17 November 1558 until 24 March 1603.

Longest-Reigning Duchesses

Eleanor of Aquitaine, as Duchess of Aquitaine from 9 April 1137 until her own death on the 1st of April 1204 66 years and 248 days.

Joanna, Duchess of Brabant – nearly 51 years.

Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg – 45 years, 1919 to 1964

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Condolences For Townsville

Queen Elizabeth II’s message:

Prince Philip and I have been very saddened to hear of the severe floods impacting on so many people in North and Far North Queensland.

With many extremes of weather being seen across Australia this year, it is clear that so many people, including Queenslanders, are required to show increased resilience and determination in the face of difficulty.

I extend my sincere admiration to the emergency services, Defence personnel, local authorities and volunteers, who are working tirelessly to help those affected.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Queensland community at this difficult time.’ End of quote.

Elizabeth R.

Stolen Swedish Royal Regalia Update

Have police found the stolen royal regalia yet?

King Richard III Anniversary

We look back at one of the most amazing archaeological finds in British history.

Richard III. Source: University of Leicester

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