Britain’s Queen Elizabeth has become the world’s longest reigning monarch following the death of Thailand’s king.
Bhumibol Adulyadej, who became king in 1946, died on Thursday at the age of 88.
A statement from the Thai Palace read: “His Majesty has passed away peacefully at Siriraj Hospital. Even though the doctors tried their best to save His Majesty, his condition deteriorated.”
The Thai nation had been asked to wear black for the next twelve months to mark his passing.
Queen Elizabeth, 90, has been reigning since 1952.