Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Elizabeth and Victoria in numbers

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Elizabeth II has reigned for 63 years and seven months, beating Queen Victoria's record
Victoria became queen at 18, while Elizabeth was 25
Elizabeth II rides in the same coach as Victoria did for the annual State Opening of Parliament
Both queens were shot at by lone gunmen while out riding near Buckingham Palace
Elizabeth loves the private royal estate at Balmoral, which was bought by Victoria
Victoria ruled over an empire of 400 million people. Elizabeth is head of state for 138 million people

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