The idea of a monarchy is still flourishing in the flux of 21st-century politics may seem like an anomaly to many. However, what would the British identity be without the crown?
While the role of the monarchy has been a constant and persistent odds with the changing nature of the British Parliament, it is a universal claim that while the reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth may not have the power to take the ‘final call’ in matters of the state. However, Queen Elizabeth will still have an indistinguishable and important role to play in the matter.
Since her coronation back in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II, the present reigning monarch of England, has never looked back since then. As of now in 2017, she is the longest reigning monarch after her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. While the course of her reign, Queen Elizabeth has seen and come through the rise and fall of dynasties, the total recall of political ideologies and structures.
As the future Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth had been schooled and trained for royal matters from the time she was a little girl. As a result, her famous slogan – “I have to be seen to be believed” – has been concurrent and inspiring them through her life and reign. Queen Elizabeth’s reign witnessed many ups and downs.
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The 91-year-old monarch, Queen Elizabeth has been a beacon of female empowerment for women across the world. She has rekindled the faith in a woman’s ability to rule and that she has commandeered an undying sense of love and respect from her people. During her 65 years on the throne, she has undertaken almost 300 official overseas visits to 129 countries, posed for 139 portraits, and given thousands of speeches, and continues to do so even at 90.
She was always a keen proponent for an invention. Despite resistance from Prime Minister Winston Churchill, she insisted that her entire coronation be filmed and shown live on television worldwide. In an effort to win over the public, Elizabeth made a bid that set her apart from the rest of dynastic history – she decided to endorse measures which would reduce mandatory public spending and would benefit the people of the United Kingdom.
— The Royal UK (@TheRoyalUK1) May 14, 2017
Publicly acknowledging the fact that the monarchy was indebted to the public tax and revenue system for its functioning, and in an attempt to repair the Windsor Castle after the fire of 1992 which caused many damages inside the castle, she opened up a part of the Buckingham Palace to the public to visit it and to get to know about it for the first time in British history.
Queen Elizabeth II might be 91 today, but the spring in her step and the twinkle in her eyes gives away her eternally strong and youthful spirit.