With many more days to come, it seems, given her track record. She is now the world’s longest-reigning monarch — since the death of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej last year, that is. Bhumibol had a six year head start on Elizabeth, being crowned in 1946 to her 1952, but now she rules in more ways than one.
As the Boston Globe notes, she has cut back on her formal duties, making “only” 332 official appearances in 2016. Also:
• She has had 13 British prime ministers serve during her reign, from Winston Churchill to Theresa May.
• She has met 12 U.S. presidents, from Herbert Hoover (after he left office) to Barack Obama, more than a quarter of all the U.S. presidents since Independence. She is due to host President Donald Trump for a state visit later this year.
Whew. Happy birthday, your highness!