But the word that best describes Queen Elizabeth II’s reign, who died Thursday at the age of 96, is duty. Her role was ceremonial, but deeply embedded in even the oldest. constitutional monarchy In the world, and in a country that has given the world so many concepts and policies that we associate with democracy.
Seven years after the end of World War II, the Queen ascended the British throne at just 25 years old. Her American President is Harry Truman and her British Prime Minister is Winston Churchill.
Since then, the Queen has ruled 13 more U.S. Presidents: Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and now Joe Biden.
In many ways, the Queen symbolized the “special relationship” between Britain and the United States.a rite of passage Since her accession to the throne, nearly all of the 14 US presidents have either hosted a state visit by the president in the UK or attended a formal state dinner hosted by the president in Washington, DC.recently she Meeting with President Joe Biden June at Windsor Castle.
According to Robert Hardman, Dean of Royal Biography, she was particularly close to Reagan.most attractiveIn her 2018 book, Queen of the World, Hardman reports that it was a friendship that continued long after Reagan stepped down as president. Obama According to Hardman, he also enjoyed intimate relationships.
She ran exceptionally well. Most British subjects remember only one monarch. During her long reign, the Queen presided over large-scale regional dissolutions. British Empire, continuing a process that began under his father’s rule. She also formally appointed her three women as prime ministers. Margaret Thatcher, Theresa May, and Liz on Tuesday are her trusses. met the queen
for her formal installation as Prime Minister at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
As Queen, she performed an astonishing 21,000 public duties and was the patron of hundreds of organizations, including those devoted to education and training, sport and recreation, faith, arts and culture. Queen’s reign 70 years.
The contrast between who the Queen is and former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who stepped down on Tuesday, is striking. forced to quitJohnson said, serial liar About the big and small things I attended private party At his official residence in Downing Street during a strict Covid-19 lockdown that he himself endorsed. (he later apologized.)
The Queen also hired her personal attorney, Michael Cohen, during the 2016 presidential election. bought a porn star Who claimed to have had an affair with a candidate and who was recorded having an affair Over 30,000 false or misleading statements According to the Washington Post, he was president.
The Queen has led an exemplary private life and rarely spoke in public, except at state functions such as the annual opening of Parliament. missed her first speech in Congress For the first time since 1953, it was delivered on her behalf by her son and heir. charlesIt was a clear sign that her weakness was growing.
Contents of the Queen’s weekly meetings with 15 British men and women who served as her prime minister But it is not hard to imagine that a monarch who met regularly for 70 years with various prime ministers, from Churchill to Thatcher, gave many of them wise advice.
The Queen was also part of a long tradition of strong British female leadership. Queen Boudicea A person who led a rebellion against the Roman Empire.it was her namesake Elizabeth I While defeating the mighty Spanish Empire, queen victoria She ruled the era named after her when the British Empire became the largest empire in history.
I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Britain had three female prime ministers during the reign of Elizabeth II. After all, the British were accustomed to having a woman head of state, so it wasn’t difficult to have a female leader.
Of course, during her very long reign, the Queen made mistakes. The best known of which was her first public silence when Princess Diana was killed in an accident. Car accident in Paris 25 years ago.
The stiff upper lip that overwhelmed the British during the bombing of London during World War II was now not the right attitude for those seeking to express their feelings publicly. The spread has strayed from the Queen’s footsteps. She retreats to Balmoral Castle, lowered the union jack It’s flying over Buckingham Palace after considerable outrage that the royal family hasn’t shown its grief publicly enough.
But that grievance has long been put to rest. When she celebrated her jubilee platinum on her throne earlier this year, 86% of UK citizens They said they were happy with the way the Queen worked.
Charles inherits a monarchy that is widely popular with the British public.this year 68% of UK citizens supported the survival of the monarchy. This is her one of Queen Elizabeth II’s significant legacies and another example of how the Queen lived up to her duties.