Top 5 World Records Held By Queen Elizabeth II Who Reigned from 1952 to 2022

Top 5 World Records Held By Queen Elizabeth II Who Reigned from 1952 to 2022

Born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on April 21, 1926, Queen Elizabeth of England who passed away on Thursday, September 8, had a very long and impactful reign.

She witnessed many momentous events in history, the reason many people have described her death as the end of an era.

Queen Elizabeth II who died on September 8, 2022.
Queen Elizabeth II held many world records. Photo credit: Max Mumby/Indigo/ and WPA Pool/Getty Images.
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However, many people do not know that the Queen held many records during her lifetime, and some of those records are worth revisiting. has compiled a list of the top five records held by Queen Elizabeth. This article is based on records published by the Guinness World Records.

1. Oldest British Queen

Some are not aware that Queen Elizabeth was the oldest British Queen. She died at the age of 96 having been born on April 21, 1926.

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Her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria held that record as she died at the age of 81.

A lot of adults grew up hearing her name up until the time she passed on.

2. Oldest world monarch

Queen Elizabeth was also the oldest monarch in the world. No other monarch was as old as her before her passage.

The person who held that record was King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia, who died on January 23, 2015, at the age of 90.

3. World's longest-reigning queen

Also, the British Queen reigned for a long time, ruling between February 6, 1952, and September 8, 2022. She reigned for 70 years.

Queen Elizabeth replaced her father who passed on in 1952.

4. World's wealthiest queen

Apart from holding rare records in terms of age and number of years of reign, the late Queen Elizabeth also has money.

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Elizabeth was the richest queen in the world. Her wealth is stored in jewelleries, rare arts and real estate. She was estimated to be worth $430 million in 2020.

5. World record of currencies featuring the same individual

It is amazing to note that the image of Queen Elizabeth appears on the currencies of so many nations of the world.

She is on the currencies of 35 countries. This is more than Queen Victoria, who appears on 21, and King George V, who appears on 19.

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