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Queen Elizabeth II Becomes Britain’s Longest Reigning Monarch
Queen Elizabeth II arrives to greets well-wishers before she unveils a commemorative plaque at Newtongrange railway station on board the steam locomotive 'Union of South Africa' on the day she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch on September 09, 2015 in Newtongrange, Scotland. Today, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria's record by one day. The Queen has reigned for a total of 63 years and 217 days. Accompanied by her husband and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon she will officially open the new Scottish Border's Railway which runs from the capital to Tweedbank. (Photo: Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

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Queen Elizabeth II arrives to greets well-wishers before she unveils a commemorative plaque at Newtongrange railway station on board the steam locomotive 'Union of South Africa' on the day she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch on September 09, 2015 in Newtongrange, Scotland. Today, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria's record by one day. The Queen has reigned for a total of 63 years and 217 days. Accompanied by her husband and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon she will officially open the new Scottish Border's Railway which runs from the capital to Tweedbank. (Photo: Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II arrives to greets well-wishers before she unveils a commemorative plaque at Newtongrange railway station on board the steam locomotive 'Union of South Africa' on the day she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch on September 09, 2015 in Newtongrange, Scotland. Today, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history overtaking her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria's record by one day. The Queen has reigned for a total of 63 years and 217 days. Accompanied by her husband and Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon she will officially open the new Scottish Border's Railway which runs from the capital to Tweedbank.  (Photo: Andrew Milligan - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
Queen Elizabeth II arrives to greet well-wishers at Newtongrange railway station in Newtongrange, Scotland, on September 9, 2015. (Photo: Andrew Milligan – WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Queen Elizabeth II, 89, is officially the longest-reigning monarch in the U.K.’s history, with today (September 9) marking the monumental day.

According to BBC news, Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for 63 years and seven months, topping her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria’s record (1837-1901) by one day.

The Queen and her husband of 67 years Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, traveled by train from Edinburgh, Scotland to Tweedbank, a large village in the Scottish Borders, to kick off the opening of the Scottish Borders Railway.

While a tremendous accomplishment, it was business as usual for the Queen.

She started off her speech by congratulating the village on their new railway system, but took a moment to address her well-wishers, humbly saying, “Many, including you First Minister (Nicola Sturgeon), have also kindly noted another significance attaching to today. Although it is not one I’ve ever aspired.”

She continued on in her speech to say thanks, “Inevitably a long life can pass by many milestones, my own is no exception, but I thank you all and the many others at home and overseas for your touching messages of great kindness.”

You can watch her speech at BBC News here.

Congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen! 

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By Brigid Brown