Monday, October 3, 2022

Latest Posts

There is one word that sums up Queen Elizabeth’s long reign:

WWhen, on her 21st birthday, the future Elizabeth II devoted her life to her future subjects, her words were not spoken lightly. For the only word that sums up her long reign is ‘dedication’. For the late Queen, there was no other option. For 70 years and more, her royal duties and the needs of her subjects were her highest priority, and she was a shining example to all in the public service, and indeed to all walks of life.

Elizabeth II may have been the epitome of well-dressed, middle-class England, embodying all of its best and most cherished values, but she was a modernizer. Although she was raised in the Victorian tradition, it was she – with the support of Prince Philip – who created a monarchy for the 21st century, with accessibility as the key word. The Queen established the walkabout, which allowed her subjects and many others to meet her and other members of her family. She opened Buckingham Palace and Sandringham House to the public and approved exhibitions that offered fascinating, even intimate, insights into her public and private life.

She already gave permission for the film in 1969 Royal familyand then she gave unprecedented access to photographers and filmmakers, while remaining aware of constitutional historian Walter Bagehot’s injunction not to let too much daylight shine on magic.

Latest Posts

Don't Miss