Canadian Press Interview: Queen Elizabeth to surpass Victoria for length of reign, but similarities endure

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leaving the Royal York hotel in Toronto on a tour of Canada in 2010.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh leaving the Royal York hotel in Toronto on a tour of Canada in 2010.

On September 9, Queen Elizabeth II will exceed Queen Victoria’s record for longest reigning monarch in British (and post-Confederation Canadian) history. In my interview with the Canadian Press, I compared the approaches of Victoria and Elizabeth II to the role of constitutional monarch. While Victoria made┬áher opinions about her Prime Ministers clear, Elizabeth II remains above party politics. ┬áSince Elizabeth II has reigned for 63 years, her approach has become synonymous with the role of a constitutional monarch in the popular imagination

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