Sultan Of Brunei Becomes Longest-Serving Living Monarch Following Queen’s Death

The Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah became the world's longest serving monarch yesterday with the passing of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.

Bolkiah, who took the throne in 1967, has reigned for 54 years and 339 days (as of Friday) - more than four years longer than Margrethe II of Denmark, now the second-longest reigning monarch.