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Then-Princess "Lilybet" on the Apr. 29, 1929, cover of TIMETIME
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Then-Princess "Lilybet" on the Apr. 29, 1929, cover of TIME
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Sep 08, 2015

Queen Elizabeth is set to make history Wednesday when she passes Queen Victoria as the longest-ruling British monarch. In honor of the occasion, here's a look back at how TIME has covered the continuing "Elizabethan Era."

Read the cover story about her ascension to the throne, from 1952, here in the TIME Vault: Elizabeth II

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