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The Queen has said she had "never aspired" to become Britain's longest-reigning monarch but was "thankful" for the messages received on the historic day.
"A long life can pass by many milestones," she said as she opened a new railway line in Scotland. "My own is no exception."
She said she and the Duke of Edinburgh were "delighted to be back in the Borders" as she unveiled the new Scottish Borders Railway alongside Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
Many including you, First Minister, have kindly noted another significance attaching to today, although it is not one to which I have ever aspired.
Inevitably, a long life can pass by many milestones. My own is no exception.
But I thank you all, and the many others at home and overseas, for your touching messages of great kindness.
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has paid tribute to the Queen during the inauguration of the new £294 million Scottish Borders Railway.
Ms Sturgeon said the Queen's reception showed the "strong admiration and affection" felt for her in Scotland.
"You have carried out your duties with dedication, wisdom and an exemplary sense of public service," she said.
"You are admired and held with great affection and esteem in the UK, across the Commonwealth and around the world."
Her Majesty said she "never aspired" to reach the milestone as the Prime Minister led tributes on the Queen's 23,226th day on the throne.Read the full story ›
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The Queen has resumed her train journey to Tweedbank as she marks her historic day by inaugurating the new £294 million Scottish Borders Railway.
Acting Labour leader Harriet Harman said the Queen is "admired by billions of people all around the world" in a tribute to her in the House of Commons.
Ms Harman praised Her Majesty's "tireless" commitment and dedication to the service of her country.
She also joked that the Queen had "gone from sending telegrams to sending tweets".
"We send her out warmest congratulations, our appreciation and above all our thanks," said Ms Harman.
The Duchess of Cornwall has praised Queen Elizabeth II's "style" on the day Her Majesty becomes Britain's longest reigning monarch.
Speaking to ITV News' Alastair Stewart, she said:
Oh it's unbelievable, it's unbelievable.
I Just can't believe it's as long as Queen Victoria...such a big person in history, you know, to beat that and you know with such style.