Queen Elizabeth II is officially Britain's longest-reigning monarch! On Wednesday, Sept. 9, the royal surpassed her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria's record by one day, having now ruled for a total of 63 years and seven months. The queen spent the record-breaking day in Scotland, where she and Prince Philip travelled from Edinburgh to Tweedbank on a steam train. Later, as she opened the new Scottish Borders Railway, the queen spoke about her new record, saying, "Inevitably a long life can pass by many milestones — my own is no exception — but I thank you all and the many others at home and overseas for your touching messages of great kindness."
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