Mayor of Huntingdon leads celebrations as Queen becomes longest reigning monarch

The mayor of Huntingdon, Councillor Bill Hensley, in red, reads the proclamation, with deputy mayor,

The mayor of Huntingdon, Councillor Bill Hensley, in red, reads the proclamation, with deputy mayor, Councillor Daryl Brown. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon Town Council staged a celebratory event today (Wednesday) to celebrate Queen Elizabeth as Britain’s longest reigning monarch.

A proclamation ceremony was held in the Market Square, with the mayor of Huntingdon, Councillor Bill Hensley, reading out the proclamation speech delivered when the Queen succeeded in 1952.

After this, the national anthem was played across the Market Square as dozens gathered to observe the occasion.

At about 5.30pm, the Queen, who is 89, will have reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes - 63 years and seven months – surpassing the record set by her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria.

During her reign, the Queen has overseen 12 prime ministers, seven Archbishops of Canterbury and seven popes.


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