With the late Queen Elizabeth, a global empire was buried. The fact that the British Empire was still talking at all, and is in fact only a remnant of historical interest from the state structure that once extended to the world, is primarily associated with this historical figure.
Universal respect for the essentially fictional idea of an empire that ruled from London is inextricably linked with the iconic figure who, with an almost unshakable sense of responsibility, upheld the fantasy of its former greatness for 52 years.
With the death of 96-year-old Elizabeth of England, a new era dawned for the country she ruled, helpless as it was constitutionally, but in fact. No one should dare to predict today whether it will be better.
The memory of who has run the government from 10 Downing Street since 1952, the year of her coronation, for the past 70 years, is already largely faint. And among them were able men and women, ambitious and glamorous, earnest and lazy, capable and inept, as in all nations of the world.
It also refers to the solidarity of the Commonwealth
The name that will remain in the history books above all else not mentioned here is that of Elizabeth II, Queen of the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland and (today) 14 other states and territories. The other global and colonial empires that ruled from the once powerful Europe have disappeared.
Who still remembers today the cosmopolitan areas that were under the control of the Belgian, Spanish, Portuguese or French dynasties? Either they disappeared in bloody wars or collapsed. Only the British Empire died so largely with dignity, and the fact that nations that became independent remained connected in the Commonwealth depended largely on a royal house that had a universal identification number in the person of Elizabeth II.
While other European kingdoms were rocked and stripped of all their credibility by shady deals, bribery, corruption and Halludary-like behavior by major preachers, Queen Elizabeth was the rock of an unshakable sense of duty.
When the speech of the British Queen, ruler of the Commonwealth as a community of voluntarily formed nations, is still broadcast on Australian television early in the year, it is a beautiful symbol of the outstanding integrative power of this character.
Only once did the confidence of her people waned
Her appearance was distinguished by an unshakable sense of duty. This virtue also explains the Queen’s popularity across all social classes. Only once did this trust of her people falter – when well-known signs of human sympathy were lost after the accidental death of Princess Diana. Queen understood. She bowed her head in front of the sea of flowers that the mourning inhabitants symbolically placed at the feet of the dead princess.
Will the British monarchy survive the death of Queen Regent? Anyway, it will change. Prince Charles, who is likely to be the next king, will be met with great sympathy. His life – he is 73 years old – reflects many ups and downs. This makes him friendly. It may well be that the British want to keep their royal house as a symbol of the country’s unity.
Since it is not far from this unit. Centrifugal forces are great. They are motivated above all by sometimes outrageous social differences and by an upper class whose democratic and, above all, social feeling does not always seem deeply rooted.
An era that undoubtedly ends with the death of Elizabeth. Her people will mourn her as if a close member of her family had died.
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