The mind blowing world record the Queen is so close to breaking

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The Queen is so close to breaking a mind blowing world record after she became the THIRD longest-reigning monarch in world history.

The Queen is just 34 days away from breaking another record after she became the THIRD longest-reigning monarch in the world history.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has overtaken the former head of state of Liechtenstein, Johann II, who reigned for a total of 70 years and 91 days (25,658 days) to become the third ranked longest serving monarch in the world. Johann II's reign lasted from November 12 1858 to February 11 1929 and the Queen has just beaten his record.

The British sovereign is celebrating her Platinum Jubilee this year but she's also so close to breaking a second record in just 34 days time. Elizabeth II has currently been ruling the UK for 70 years and 92 days and needs to rule for just over a month longer to beat 70 years and 126 days - a record held by the former Thai sovereign Bhumibol Adulyadej which makes him the SECOND longest-reigning monarch in world history.

Queen Elizabeth II Coronation

2nd June 1953: The Duke of Edinburgh pays homage to his wife, the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth II, during her coronation ceremony. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

But if Her Majesty wishes to get a hat-trick, and be crowned the world's longest-ever reigning monarch she would need to surpass 72 years and 110 days - a record currently held by Louis XIV of France, who acceded to the throne when he was just a child in 1643.

The Queen is already a record-breaker as she has become the first-ever English monarch to have sat on the throne for several decades after her accession to the throne on February 6, 1952.

And while she's been forced to cancel some public engagements this year, she's continued to work from home, refusing to step down from the throne and pass her duty to son Prince Charles who is next in line due to royal succession.

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Her Majesty has some exciting celebrations to look forward to in the coming weeks, with an extra bank holiday and a special concert at Buckingham Palace and if she is to break the second record she will reach it around 13th of June when she will have been reigning for 70 years and 127 days.

The Queen became monarch when her father King George VI, died.

Selina Maycock
Senior Family Writer

Selina is a Senior Family Writer for GoodtoKnow and has more than 16 years years of experience. She specialises in royal family news, including the latest activities of Prince George, Charlotte, Louis, Archie and Lilibet. She also covers the latest government, health and charity advice for families. Selina graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2006 with a degree in Journalism, and gained her NCTJ and NCE qualifications. During her career, she’s also written for Woman, Woman's Own, Woman&Home, and Woman's Weekly as well as Heat magazine, Bang Showbiz - and the Scunthorpe Telegraph. When she's not covering family news, you can find her exploring new countryside walking routes, catching up with friends over good food, or making memories (including award-winning scarecrows!)