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Longest Reigning Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II

68 years & counting

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Longevity of heir apparent

Charles, Prince of Wales

72 years & counting

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Oldest monarch at time of accession to the throne

William IV

64 years of age

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Length of marriage

Elizabeth II and Prince Philip

72  years & counting

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Most children

Henry I

29

(although only 2 of those were legitimate!)

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Oldest Age at marriage

Edward I

60

(2nd marriage to Margaret of France)

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Longest served consort

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

68 years & counting

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The longest-lived king

George III

81 years & 239 days

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Oldest female monarch at the time of accession to the throne

Mary I

 

aged 37 years, 151 days

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The queen with the most marriages

Mary, Queen of Scots

3

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Longest lived Monarch

Queen Elizabeth II

94 years & counting

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Longevity of heir presumptive

Sophia of Hanover

83 years of age

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longest-serving

Prince of Wales

Prince Charles

62 years & counting

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Most marriages

Henry VIII

6 times

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Most legitimate children

George III

15

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Tallest monarch

Edward IV

1.94 m (6ft.3.5")

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longest serving heir-apparent

Prince Charles

68 years and counting

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longest-lived queen consort & overall consort

Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother

101 years 238 days

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The oldest queen consort at time of accession

Queen Alexandra

56 years, 52 days

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The queen consort with the most marriages

Catherine Parr

4

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