RIP Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
First published: Thursday September 8th, 2022
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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away today.
It is with great sadness that I am writing this blog.
I know this is a US based site, but the majority of us in the UK have never known a time without the Queen.
She has been a stable figure in a world that has changed immeasureably since her coronation in 1953. Almost every aspect of daily life is now different.
In all my (almost)60 years, she has been there as head of our country and others worldwide.
She has served the people of many nations in many ways.
She was probably the most recognisable woman there has ever been. You could show a picture anywhere and people would know who it was.
The country and indeed the world will now enter a period of mourning until her state funeral in ten to twelve days.
May she rest in peace forever.
"The Queen is dead, Long Live the King"
Also, I've been reading about this London Bridge Operation that would happen after Elizabeth's death. Does something similar happens to all the kings/queens in the UK? Will that be the case with Charles?
In regard to the monarchy, put simply, the British fall into three distinct groups.
Group 1.....We hate the monarchy and everything it stands for and can't wait for the UK to be a republic.
Group 2.....The Royal Family cannot do any wrong and should be defended as such.
Group 3.(The majority)....The Royals are OK but if they went it wouldnt matter too much, life would go on. What has Prince Andrew done now and can we joke about it.
Just look up "Spitting Image" on Youtube. Its a satirical TV programme using puppets from the 80's. Nothing is sacred and anything is fair game for being ripped apart. Thats how most Brits view the monarchy and for that matter the government as well.
Regarding the BBC, I think the people in charge still think we all sit down for tea and cakes at 3 in the afternoon and all wear bowler hats.
I've heard of "Spitting Image". I guess now I'll have to, actually, look it up.