A Royal Celebration: Reactions To The Queen Becoming The UK’s Longest Reigning Monarch

A royal celebration has been held to celebrate the Queen becoming the UK's longest reigning monarch. See how the world reacted...

Yesterday (Weds 9th Sept) was the perfect day for a royal celebration, as the Queen surpassed her great-great Grandmother to become Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

The exact time that Queen Elizabeth II will overtook Queen Victoria is unknown as the time of death of her father is not recorded, but Buckingham Palace believes that at around 5:30pm the Queen will had reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and around 30 minutes.

Rather than mark the milestone with high-profile royal celebrations, the Queen requested that the day should be business be as usual – but that hasn’t stopped the world from congratulating Her Majesty! Crowds gathered at Edinburgh’s Waverley Station to meet the monarch as she boarded a steam train to the village of Tweedbank to open the new £294 million Scottish Borders Railway with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

And all across the country, celebrations were held throughout the day. The BT Tower marked the occasion in its own unique way, whilst the Prime Minister himself paid tribute in the House of Commons. The Queen’s rowbarge ‘Gloriana’ led boats in procession along the river Thames, while members of the public showed their pride by wearing the Union Jack to greet Queen Elizabeth.

It was a once in a lifetime celebration, so it’s no surprise that our Queen has been honoured throughout the country! Click through to see Great Britain’s reaction to this unique royal achievement, then share with us your own celebrations on our Facebook page…