Today in 1952, Elizabeth Windsor became Queen Elizabeth II. After 65 years she is now the world’s oldest reigning monarch as well as Britain’s longest-lived. In 2015, she surpassed the reign of her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, to become the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant and female head of state in world history.
The Queen looked the picture of elegance as she headed out for a horse ride today. The monarch, who turns 91 next month, was joined by Head Groom Terry Pendry for the ride along the Thames near Windsor Castle this morning. || 6 March 2017