Most people don’t do anything for 70 years, but the Queen managed to lead the nation for that much time. This made her the longest-reigning monarch in British history ahead of Queen Victoria. Furthermore, only France’s King Louis XIV sat on a throne for longer than Queen Elizabeth.
The Sun King reigned for 72 years but he came to power when he was a young boy. Elizabeth’s longevity is all the more impressive because she was an adult when she replaced her father. In 2022, she celebrated an unprecedented Platinum Jubilee to much acclaim (via Platinum Jubilee).