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reign

the period during which a monarch is the official ruler of a country
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The new photographic display celebrates the Queen's reign and will go on show at Buckingham Palace on the day she becomes the longest reigning monarch.
Decathlon: Hometown favorite Ashton Eaton, a five-time NCAA champion at Oregon, reigning U.
On this anniversary year of her coronation, check out the numbers behind the queen's reign: Time 60 years, four months -- The length of Queen Elizabeth II's reign as of June 6, 2012, making her the second-longest reigning monarch.
48 Winter of With the birth of Andrew in 1960, the Queen became the first reigning sovereign to have a child since Queen Victoria, who had her youngest child, Princess Beatrice, in 1857.
Summary: The Queen has become the second-longest reigning monarch in 1,000 years of British history.