We have the 4 most memorable ways by which Queen Elizabeth modernised the British monarchy.
Queen Elizabeth was always the base that made the British Monarchy strong and together.
She took a modern approach to love and marriage: Young Princess Elizabeth had fallen in love with Prince Philip the first time they met. It was when she was just 13 and he was 18. While the Queen’s mother initially referred to Philip as ‘the hun’, her father granted the couple his permission.
Not only did the Queen order Prince Charles and Princess Diana to divorce, but also allowed her other children, Princess Anne and Prince Andrew to divorce. Moving on towards the grandchildren? Prince William was allowed to marry a British commoner, Kate Middleton and Prince Harry to marry Meghan Markle.
Also read: 3 life lessons Duchess Kate, Meghan and other royal ladies can learn from the Queen.
Queen Elizabeth insisted her children receive a proper education outside of the palace: Due to the royal tradition, Queen Elizabeth was made educated at home by private tutors. While she was roundly insulted over the years for her lack of formal schooling, she had no say or defence whatsoever on her when her own childhood education came up.
Seeing her as a mother wanting to educate her children, Her Majesty made quite different choices. Going against the wishes of her own mother, Queen and Prince Philip decided to send their children outside of the palace for their education.
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She was one of those monarchs who were early adopters of the Internet: It clearly stands that Queen Elizabeth was the first-ever British Monarch to send an email. But, not only was she the first one, she did so from an army base in the year 1976.
Buckingham Palace launched its first official website in 1997, right on time, when the world-wide-web was beginning to meet commercialisation. Queen Elizabeth was the first royal to have her own website.
She was the Queen who is a card-carrying feminist: Her majesty’s great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, has famously loathed the suffragette, expressed her sadness and un-cooperativeness of women’s rights has stated that feminists ought to get a good whipping.
Also read: Facts you didn’t know about Queen Elizabeth’s sister, Princess Margaret.
But, Queen Elizabeth’s actions and work spoke volumes about it in an indeed positive way. She said pretty much one can say about feminism without ever using the real word or the label.
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