On September 9, Mayor Naheed Nenshi proclaimed Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II with the extraordinary milestone of the longest reign in modern history, according to the Calgary City News Blog.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has served for 63 years, which surpasses her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria. Her Majesty continues her public and voluntary service to over 600 charities and is Colonel-in-Chief, Captain General and Air Commodore-in-Chief of 13 military units across Canada.
“On behalf of City Council and the citizens of Calgary, it is my privilege to acknowledge this historic day in honour of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II,” said Nenshi.
Crowned in Westminster Abbey in 1953, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was also given the title Queen of Canada in accordance with a Canadian law.
Her Majesty has since officially toured Canada a total of 22 times, more than any other Commonwealth country.
Two-billion citizens belong to the modern Commonwealth, the oldest political association of sovereign states whose members work within a framework of common goals and values.
To serve as a reminder that Canada is a member of the Commonwealth a portrait of Her Majesty can be found in the City’s Council Chamber.