Celebrating Queen Elizabeth becoming Britain's longest serving monarch

Published: Tuesday, 8th September 2015

The Union flag will be flying over the Town Hall tomorrow to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest serving British monarch.

Queen Elizabeth II acceded to the throne on 6 February 1952 and will overtake Queen Victoria's reign of 23,226 days on Wednesday 9 September. According to Buckingham Palace, this will happen at around 5.30pm, who have calculated the reign by days, hours and minutes.

The Queen is the second-longest serving living monarch behind King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who has been King for 69 years.

Councillor Bob Price, Leader of Oxford City Council, said: “I’m sure that the people of Oxford would want to recognise the remarkable contribution that the Queen has made to the country since she came to the throne. She has been a popular and much loved Head of State for 63 years and her warmth and dignity has earned her a place in everyone’s heart.”