Pendle Council congratulates the Queen

Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives at Tweedbank, on the day she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire
Queen Elizabeth II smiles as she arrives at Tweedbank, on the day she becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch. Photo: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Pendle Council has offered its congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen as she becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history today.

Queen Elizabeth II, who is 89, becomes Britain’s longest-reigning monarch later when she passes the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

Councillor Mohammed Iqbal, Leader of Pendle Council, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and one which should be applauded.

“On behalf of Pendle Council and the people of Pendle, I would like to congratulate the Queen and commend her on her dedication and service to our country.”

The Queen will have reigned for 63 years and seven months – calculated at 23,226 days, 16 hours and approximately 30 minutes – at about 17:30 BST.

For further information please contact: Alice Barnett, Communications Team, Chief Executive’s Policy Unit, Pendle Council, Town Hall, Market Street, Nelson, BB9 7LG