In 70 years of reign, Queen Elizabeth II had entered the Guinness Book of Records 6 times
Queen Elizabeth II died on Thursday September 8, 2022 at the age of 96. It was through a press release that the royal family announced: “The Queen passed away peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will stay at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow”. After 70 years of reign, Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered, but also in the pages of the famous Guinness Book of Records. Did you know that the Queen of England had repeatedly broken world records? Here are the six prized titles she has held.
Elizabeth II was Britain’s oldest queen
Disappeared at the age of 96, Queen Elizabeth II was the oldest British queen. Before her, the title holder was her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who died at 81.
She was the richest queen in the world
According to the list of the greatest riches unveiled by the Sunday Times in April 2012, Queen Elizabeth II was the wealthiest queen with 310 million pounds sterling, or more than 365 million euros. Just that ! It must also be said that Her Majesty held several assets, beautiful jewelry but also collections of works of art.
She was the oldest monarch in the world
Aged 96, she was the oldest monarch in the world before her death.
She was the queen with the longest reign
With 70 years of reign, Elizabeth II was the oldest British queen, by far! Since 2015, she has overtaken her predecessor Queen Victoria, who held the throne for a total of 63 years, 7 months and 3 days.
Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest-serving monarch
King George III died aged 82 in 1820. Having lived to be 96, Queen Elizabeth II was Britain’s longest-serving monarch.
It appeared on the currency of the greatest number of countries
The portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has appeared on the currencies of at least 45 countries. Queen Victoria counted 21 countries, when King George V counted 19.