A still relevant monarch – Queen Elizabeth II

  • Queen Elizabeth II presents a prize at the annual Braemar Highland Gathering in Braemar, Scotland, Sept. 5. She became Britain’s longest-ever serving monarch on Sept. 9.

Britain’s monarchy should have outlived its usefulness. Real political power long ago moved to the country’s elected Parliament.

Yet the monarchy, especially Queen Elizabeth II, seems to be in the midst of a renaissance.  

That public interest in the royal family throughout the world remains strong – and mostly positive – can be attributed in large part to Elizabeth herself. (Cute royal great-grandchildren don’t hurt either.) On Wednesday she became the longest reigning British monarch in history, surpassing her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, who reigned for 63 years and 216 days in the 19th century.    [Read more]

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  • De castro  On 09/11/2015 at 9:43 am

    God save the woman and queen.
    Would love to read her biography after her passing.

    Whoever follows her will have an uphill struggle.
    Most prefer HARRY but CHARLES is first choice.
    No wonder she may prefer to die on the job.

  • Winston Yaw  On 09/13/2015 at 1:37 pm

    I echo the sentiments made in the above post. I think she is as entitled to all the good things said about her, and her reign, God bless the Queen.

  • albert  On 09/13/2015 at 1:53 pm

    Dont know how many of you folks go back to studying “British Constitution” for GCE where we read of the declining power of the monarch.
    Only a few years ago we saw what those books for GCE may never have taught us……the political influence of the Monarch when she accepted and formed a close relationship with the US first black President. This was tremendous pressure on the Cameron govt. to do the same thing….they could not do otherwise.

    • Thinker  On 09/14/2015 at 4:15 am

      What nonsense Albert! What close relationship?? PRESSURE on Cameron government???? Relationships involve policies nor personalities.

  • albert  On 09/14/2015 at 10:26 am

    I am in the habit of listening to people who should know what they are talking about There were many off camera activities on the Obamas’ visit to the Queen. It even continued after with the Queen private calls to Michele. The point was that the Queen set a tone which would have made it difficult for Cameron not to follow. You are free to believe what you want.

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