Google has released a new royal edition of its Maps mascot Pegman to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's new record as Britain's longest-reigning monarch. The figurine — dubbed PegMa'am — shows up when viewing Buckingham Palace and the surrounding area in Google Maps or Street View. As of today, Queen Elizabeth II has reigned for 23,226 days, surpassing the record set by her great-great-grandmother Queen Victoria.
The BBC reports that the Queen "let it be known" that she did not want undue recognition of the milestone (it's apparently "bad form" for one queen to celebrate beating another queen's record), although larger events have been planned for the monarch's 90th birthday in May next year. Google evidently got the message, though, and as well as the Maps mascot, updated their UK homepage with a discrete "Congratulations Ma'am."
Google congratulates the Queen pic.twitter.com/FEJcP1Equ8— Tom Warren (@tomwarren) September 9, 2015