Sunday 23 December 2007

Good on ya Liz

I am a Republican at heart.

However, today marks the Queen of the Commonwealth, including Australia, becoming Britain’s oldest monarch.

Today, Queen Elizabeth II, who will be 82 on April 21, will have outlived her great-great-grandmother, Victoria, who died in January 1901, aged 81 years.

The longest serving King was George III, who was 81 years and 239 days when he died in 1820.

In Australia we've had just 31 PMs since the turn of the century, whilst Liz is only the 40th monarch since William the Conqueror in 1066.

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