By Ethan Wolff-Mann
September 9, 2015

Today, Queen Elizabeth II of England became the longest reigning monarch in U.K. history, passing her great-grandmother Victoria, who was queen for 63 years and 216 days.

It was not something “to which I have ever aspired,” she said in Scotland yesterday. “Inevitably a long life can pass by many milestones—my own is no exception.”

Here’s a look at some of the other numbers about her long reign as queen.

16: Countries that call Elizabeth II their queen (including Canada, Australia, and many tropical island nations)

56: Pence the royal family costs each Brit annually

30+: Corgis the queen has owned, all descended from one called “Susan”

8: The maximum number of corgis the Queen has had at one time

2: Corgis currently alive, as she is not replacing them anymore

2: Non-pure breed dogs she currently has, dachshund-corgis she calls “dorgis”

0: Passports owned by Elizabeth; they are issued by “Her Majesty” so she doesn’t need one

2,500: Wedding gifts Elizabeth II and Philip received upon their nuptials in 1947

1998: The year the she took a terrified Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Abdullah for a ride in a Land Rover

12: U.S. presidents that Elizabeth II has met

2,868: Diamonds featured in the Imperial State Crown worn by the queen, as well as 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 269 pearls

11: British monarchs that have come before her

2: Properties the queen owns privately (Balmoral Castle and Sandringham House)

23: Wax likenesses of the queen featured at Madame Tussauds over the years

 

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