Story – Elizabeth II, who lived longer than Queen Victoria, is celebrating the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne. In addition to official celebrations, thousands of street parties are scheduled.
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The party can only be extraordinary, because this moment is historic. No British ruler ever occupied the throne for so long. Elizabeth II passed the reign of her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, in September 2015. But today we celebrate his 70 years of reign. A record that may not be ready to be broken as Crown Prince Charles is already 73 years old and his son William – second in the line of succession – will soon turn 40. A few months ago, when the Queen’s health deteriorated, the British became very concerned. He reassured himself by saying that Elizabeth II would live up to it, that all her strength was drawn towards the celebration of this platinum jubilee. He is friendly, on less alert feet, but has the same spirit. While ready to immerse yourself in this bath of celebration and tribute, she remains immensely popular.
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