Queen Elizabeth "never aspired" to become UK's longest-reigning monarch

September 9, 2015 4:21 PM

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EDINBURGH Queen Elizabeth sealed a special place in the Britain's history by becoming its longest-reigning monarch on Wednesday, but amid warm tributes from politicians and the public, she said the landmark was not something to which she had ever aspired.

Elizabeth, 89, surpasses the 63 years, 7 months, 2 days, 16 hours and 23 minutes that her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria spent on the throne.

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