A remarkable anniversary in the United Kingdom, because the British Queen has already been 67 years on the throne. That is, of course, unprecedented in length. Yet they celebrate that milestone, because calculated on the same day died, at the time, king George VI, the father of Elizabeth. Elizabeth, who was 25 years old, was at the time of the death of her father along with husband prince Philip in Kenya in transit to Australia and New Zealand. Philip got the message of death as the first to hear and had his wife tell.