The Queen: Her longest reign in numbers

As the nation prepares to mark the occasion Queen Elizabeth II becomes the UK's longest reigning monarch, ITV News takes a look at some of the numbers behind her tenure.

Queen Elizabeth on her most recent State Visit to Germany earlier this year. Credit: PA
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Her Majesty meets with guests at a Buckingham Palace garden party. Credit: PA

When the Queen came to the throne in 1952, the average house price in decimalised money was £1,888, a pint of beer cost 9p and a pint of milk 3p.

Sixty three years later in 2015, the average house price is £277,000, a pint of draught bitter sells for £2.97 and a pint of milk sets you back 43p.

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