Queen soon to be Britain's oldest monarch





The Queen will this week pass another milestone in her reign when she becomes the oldest monarch in the history of the nation.

On Saturday she will overtake Victoria, one of her most illustrious predecessors, but the event will pass without any fanfare at Buckingham Palace.

The Queen will spend the day at Windsor Castle with the Duke of Edinburgh. There will be no public pronouncements.

Victoria died on Jan 22, 1901, aged 81 years, seven months, four weeks and one day.

On Saturday, the Queen, who will be 82 on April 21, will have outlived her great-great-grandmother.


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