Today, September 9, at about 5:30pm UK time, Queen Elizabeth II will surpass Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest reigning monarch. UPDATE: It’s now past 5:30pm in the UK. Queen Elizabeth has officially become the longest reigning British monarch in history.
Prince William and Kate Middleton were at Aldershot today, celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. William is Colonel of the Regiment. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Irish Guards annual parade, where Kate handed out shamrocks, as per royal tradition.