Queen thanks Weston-super-Mare after breaking reign record

Queen Elizabth II, pictured during her Silver Jubilee visit to Weston in 1977.

Queen Elizabth II, pictured during her Silver Jubilee visit to Weston in 1977. - Credit: Archant

The Queen has thanked Weston for its ‘loyalty’, after the mayor wrote to congratulate Her Majesty on becoming the UK’s longest-reigning monarch.

Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne in February 1952, and her 63-year reign yesterday (Wednesday) outstripped the previous record, held by Queen Victoria.

Weston Mayor Raymond Armstrong wrote to Her Majesty to share the town’s congratulations.

The Queen’s chief clerk Christopher Sandamas wrote back and said: “I have been asked to thank you and the people of Weston-super-Mare on behalf of The Queen for your kind letter of loyalty on the occasion of Her Majesty becoming the longest-reigning monarch of the United Kingdom.

“The Queen wishes me to pass on her thanks for you thoughtfulness in writing as you did and, in return, Her Majesty sends her best wishes to you all.”


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