This newspaper and its website today congratulates Queen Elizabeth II on becoming Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.
With dignity, with constancy, with enduring political neutrality, with an impeccable sense of duty, and an all embracing love and respect for the peoples she serves, she is a head of state of whom everyone can be immensely proud and to whom we are enormously indebted.
We salute her not only for the length of her continuing reign but the way in which she has always put the best interests of her people first.
Long may she continue to reign over us.
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