The king is dead, long live the queen.
The death of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, at about age 90, leaves British Queen Elizabeth II as the oldest living reigning monarch in the world.
The queen is 88, and will turn 89 on April 21, although her birthday is typically celebrated in June when the weather is better.
The queen and her husband, Prince Philip, who is 93, have cut back on their long-range overseas travels in recent years, leaving it to their children and grandchildren. But not entirely.
She has a several engagements in the U.K. in her diary for next week, and will pay a state visit to Germany in June, according to Buckingham Palace.
Meanwhile, she’s due to set other records this year: Next month will mark her 63rd year on the throne, having acceded when her father, King George VI, died in February 1952.
And on Sept. 10, she will pass her great-great grandmother, Queen Victoria, as the longest reigning British monarch ever.