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Borough congratulates The Queen

Mayor of Boston, Cllr Richard Austin, has sent a letter of congratulations to The Queen who yesterday (Wednesday) became Britain's longest-reigning monarch.

Cllr Austin wrote: "On behalf of the people of the Borough of Boston, I would like to send our congratulations to you on becoming the longest-reigning monarch.

"You have actively and graciously represented our country for over 63 years. I could not allow the moment to pass without recognising your great contribution to this country and the Commonwealth.  It is a magnificent milestone in British history.

"I would like to express my very best wishes to you, Your Majesty, and the Royal Family."

The Queen has thanked well-wishers at home and overseas for their "touching messages of kindness" as she becomes Britain's longest-reigning monarch.

The Queen has now reigned for 63 years and seven months, passing the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.

"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," she said.