Queen Elizabeth II becomes longest-reigning UK monarch

The Queen thanked well-wishers at home and overseas for their "touching messages of kindness" as she becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch.

Speaking in the Scottish Borders, the 89-year-old monarch said the title was "not one to which I have ever aspired".

At 17:30 BST she had reigned for 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes - surpassing the reign of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

Taymer celebrated in style, Eileen visited Taymer and wore a crown that was made by a friend. She was crowned Taymer’s Queen of the Day.

Poppy's family from Australia were visiting her from Perth.

Our volunteers from the local church came and helped with table decorations and Heather did the Reception Display.

After lunch, the Silsoe Songsters came with harpist Astrid as a surprise. Rule Britannia and God Save the Queen was sung with gusto, as well as all the old London songs.

Three cheers for the Queen, hip-hip hooray, hip-hip hooray, hip-hip hooray

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