No one before her sat anywhere near as long on the British throne as Queen Elizabeth. It is not only for this that Prime Minister Boris Johnson pays her respect and admiration.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson paid tribute to the Queen on her 70th jubilee. No head of state before her has served the United Kingdom as well as Queen Elizabeth II, the Tory politician said in Parliament in London on Thursday.

“No monarch deserves the attribute of greatness more than they do, based on dedication, commitment and achievement. And to me, she’s already Elizabeth the Great,” Johnson said. The Prime Minister said his weekly audiences with the Queen are always “extremely reassuring” as the monarch recognizes the magnitude of what is happening.

Elizabeth has been King George VI since the death of her father. 1952 on the British throne – longer than any monarch before her. At the beginning of June, the platinum anniversary will be celebrated over four days with several major events in London.

“In her 25,677 days as Queen, Her Majesty has taken on more than 21,000 official appointments in well over 100 countries,” Johnson said. You have put around 4,000 laws into force, organized 112 state visits and experienced 14 British prime ministers – “until now”. “It’s not so much what she did as how she did it,” said the conservative prime minister. Among other things, this includes “getting the best out of people, inspiring them”.

Opposition leader Keir Starmer also congratulated the Queen. “We celebrate her not only for being our Queen, but for being a Queen to all her subjects,” said the Labor leader.