It's been 60 years since Queen Elizabeth II became monarch of the UK, and she's marking her Diamond Jubilee year with a series of parties, pageants and even 1,000 boats sailing up the River Thames.
On this anniversary year of her coronation, check out the numbers behind the queen's reign:
60 years, four months -- The length of Queen Elizabeth II's reign as of June 6, 2012, making her the second-longest reigning monarch.
63 years, seven months, two days -- The length of the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901.
2,868 -- The number of diamonds in the Imperial State Crown that the queen wears at the state opening of Parliament.
4.9 lbs -- The weight of the St. Edward's Crown worn by Elizabeth at her coronation in 1953. (Photos: Monarchs' diamonds, rubies and... Source/Origin >> Read More