The Queen Elizabeth II, on 9 September 2015 officially becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history, superseding Queen Victoria’s reign.
Her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria ruled for 63 years and seven months.
To mark this great achievement an Alderney post issued an elegant £10 Definitive stamp with silver foil detail.
The photograph used on the stamp was taken in Toronto, Canada in July 2010 – The Queen waits to greet guests at the Royal York Hotel.
Queen Elizabeth II
As Britain’s longest reigning monarch, The Queen Elizabeth II has seen many significant events and achieved many milestones…
Queen Elizabeth II is the queen of 16 of the 53 member states in the Commonwealth of Nations. She is Head of the Commonwealth and Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
In 2012 she opened the London Olympics and celebrated her Diamond Jubilee of 60 years on the throne.
The Queen has given regular audiences to 12 Prime Ministers, including Winston Churchill (1951-55), Harold Wilson (1964-70 and 1974- 76) and David Cameron (2010 – present).
The Queen has personally held over 610 Investitures as well as having answered around three and a half million items of correspondence and has sent over 175,000 telegrams to centenarians in the UK and the Commonwealth.
The reign of Queen Elizabeth II since 1952 has spanned a period of rapid and occasionally turbulent change.
Britain’s position in the world, her economy, and the very shape and structures of society have all been transformed and many traditional institutions have suffered in the process.
Title: The Longest Reigning Monarch of Alderney Queen Elizabeth II
Date of Issue: 9 September 2015
Source: Alderney Stamps