British Queen celebrates


On his 75th birthday, King Charles III enters the ranks of the longest-living British monarchs, a list currently topped by five predecessors. Here's a glimpse at the monarchs who have surpassed

King Charles III in longevity:

Queen Elizabeth II - 96 years, 4 months, 19 days: The record-breaking queen, who marked her Platinum Jubilee before her passing on 8 September 2022, holds the title of the longest-lived British monarch.

Queen Victoria - 81 years, 7 months, 30 days: A monarch with an enduring reign, Queen Victoria surpassed King Charles III in both longevity and time on the throne.

George III - 81 years, 7 months, 26 days: Known for health challenges and historical significance, King George III's long life places him among the longest-lived British monarchs.

Edward VIII - 77 years, 11 months, 6 days: Despite a brief reign of 327 days, Edward VIII, later known as the Duke of Windsor, holds a notable position among long-lived monarchs.

George II - 76 years, 11 months, 26 days: Despite facing challenges and a less favorable historical legacy, George II ranks as the fifth longest-living British monarch.

These monarchs have left a lasting impact on British history, each with a unique story and contribution. Notably, Queen Elizabeth I holds the record for the longest-lived monarch from 1066 to the Acts of Union in 1707, living for 69 years, 6 months, 18 days.

Additionally, King Charles III achieved another milestone at the start of his reign, becoming the oldest monarch at the time of accession on 8 September 2022, surpassing King William IV. Despite having the shortest reign, except for King Edward VIII's uncrowned tenure, King Charles III's age-related achievements mark significant points in British royal history. As of his 75th birthday, King Charles III has reigned for 1 year, 2 months, and 7 days. King Richard III follows as the next shortest-reigning monarch, with a reign of 2 years, 1 month, and 28 days. Photo by Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Wikimedia commons.