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Queen Elizabeth Credits God's Love for Her Being the Longest-Reigning Monarch in British History

( [email protected] ) Feb 23, 2016 08:54 AM EST
Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom has revealed that throughout her reign, she felt God's presence and faithfulness. In her new book, she detailed her enduring Christian faith.
Queen Elizabeth II in the Music Room of Buckingham Palace after recording her 2008 Christmas message. YouTube/ScreenGrab

Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom has revealed that throughout her reign, she felt God's presence and faithfulness. In her new book, she detailed her enduring Christian faith.

Mail Online UK reported that the Queen is set to release a new book on her 90th birthday in April. The book is to be entitled "The Servant Queen and the King She Serves." and will revolve around her Christian faith. The book will be published by combined efforts of the Bible Society,  as well as the churches' grow HOPE and the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. 

Excerpts from the book revealed that the Queen talked of her gratefulness to God's steadfast love while she rules over England and for the prayers she receives from the people who support her. She wrote that she "indeed seen his faithfulness." 

She added that she was able to become the longest-reigning monarch in British history because of God's love. "The extent and pace of change has been truly remarkable," she wrote. "We have witnessed triumphs and tragedies," she added. 

Her longest reign as the monarch is being celebrated by residents of care homes across Dorset, Western Gazette reported. Colten Care Homes provided each of its 1,000 residents with a 140-page magazine detailing the Queen's achievements throughout her reign, starting with the Queen's coronation in 1953 up to the present. The magazine, entitled "Celebrating the reign of our Queen" included photos and stories from the past 60 years. Some photos include the Christmas celebrations held at Sandringham as well as other family events that took place at the Buckingham Palace. 

According to the marketing manager of Colten Care Homes, Chris Golding, the magazine is their way show their love on the Queen's upcoming birthday. 

"We felt the magazine was a lovely way of celebrating The Queen's record-breaking reign as well as her forthcoming 90th birthday," he said. "The feedback from our residents has been excellent, not least because they recall so many of the events and occasions featured in the magazine." 

For those who want a copy of the magazine, it is also being sold for £6.99 at WHSmith and other high street outlets. Queen Elizabeth II was hailed the longest-reigning British monarch since 9 September 2015 because she already surpassed the reign of her great-great grandmother Queen Victoria.

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