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Queen Elizabeth goes low-key for record reign landmark

She will inaugurate a new railway and host a dinner at Balmoral Castle; a photo exhibition of her reign and launch of £20 coin are also planned
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 - 05:50
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A 2012 photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip attending a service for the Order of the British Empire at St Paul's Cathedral in London. On Wednesday, she will beat her great-great grandmother Victoria's record of 63 years, seven months and two days on the throne and become Britain's longest-serving monarch.

London

QUEEN Elizabeth II is planning to keep things low-key on Wednesday, when she will overtake Queen Victoria as Britain's longest-serving monarch, despite public interest in the historic date.

She will ride on a steam train in Scotland to inaugurate a new railway line and host