Elizabeth Takes 'Oldest Monarch' Title from Victoria Britain's Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday became the island nation's oldest living monarch ever, surpassing her great-great-great grandmother Queen Victoria's record of 81 years and 243 days. Melissa Block marks the royal milestone.

Elizabeth Takes 'Oldest Monarch' Title from Victoria

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Today marks an important milestone from one of the world's most famous woman.

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Today, Queen Elizabeth II became the oldest reigning monarch in British history.

NORRIS: Now, to be more precise, Buckingham Palace counts its longevity down to the hour, and they say Elizabeth reached that landmark at about noon Eastern Time.

BLOCK: She beats the record of her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria who lived for 81 years and 243 days.

NORRIS: And here's one more royal measure: Elizabeth won't pass Victoria as the longest-ruling British monarch until September 9, 2015. Mark your calendars.

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