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Queen Elizabeth Marks Longest-Ever U.K. Reign by “Doing Her Job,” Which Is Nothing

Queen Elizabeth II at Tweedbank Station in Tweedbank, Scotland, on Wednesday. Tweedbank!

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Queen Elizabeth is now the all-time longest-reigning United Kingdom monarch, having surpassed Queen Victoria’s record 63 years and seven months. She marked the occasion by appearing at a railway station. Here’s USA Today’s headline on the subject:

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Her job? What job? Queen Elizabeth was born into a net worth of some $500 million because someone she is vaguely and distantly connected to seized control of England by killing people in 1688. She doesn’t have a “job.”