British Monarchy Records

King Sweyn Forkbeard

40 days

Shortest length of Reign

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Mary, Queen of Scots

6 days old

Youngest monarch at time of accession

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Alexander III of Scotland & Yolande of Dreux

143 days

Shortest length of marriage

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Lady Jane Grey

9 days

although she was only proclaimed queen by the Lords of the Council on 10 July). The reign is disputed

Shortest (unofficial) length of reign

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Isabella of Valois

(second wife of Richard II)

6 years 11 months and 25 days

youngest queen consort at the start of her reign

Henry, Duke of Cornwall, Son of Henry VIII & Katharine of Aragon

52 days

Lowest longevity of heir apparent

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David II of Scotland

4 years of age

(to the 7 year old Joan of the Tower,)

Youngest monarch at time of marriage

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Queen Victoria

1.52 metres (4 foot 9 inches)

Shortest (height) of monarch

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Edward V

12

(most likely murdered along with his brother Richard)

The youngest Monarch to die

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William II;  Edward V; Edward VI;

& Elizabeth I

all lived & died unmarried

Edward VIII never married while he was king, but married after his abdication

Monarchs that never married

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