Factbox: UK queen's 60 year reign-by numbers

Fri Jun 1, 2012 3:26am EDT
 
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(Reuters) - POLITICS:

- The queen is the second-longest serving monarch. Only five other kings and queens in British history have reigned for 50 years or more:

� Victoria (63 years)

� George III (59 years)

� Henry III (56 years)

� Edward III (50 years)

� James VI of Scotland (James I of England) (58 years)

- The queen is the 40th monarch since William the Conqueror won the crown of England.

- Since 1952 The queen has given Royal Assent to more than 3,500 Acts of Parliament.   Continued...