Tag Archives: Elizabeth II

Windsor tenacity

Looking at the newly published pictures of HM The Queen and her three male heirs in line of succession, I am reminded that some time ago I posted some speculative trivia predicting how the British throne would pass from generation … Continue reading

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La reine le veult

So the queen is alleged to favour Brexit.  Whether or not she does side with the Outs doesn’t matter.  As monarch, she is not supposed to have any political opinions at all.  Or, to be more specific, Elizabeth Windsor can … Continue reading

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Shrinking monarchy

Whenever it is, the next coronation in Westminster Abbey will, one hopes, not include some of the more recherché features of the last one, in 1953.  Charles III, presuming it is he, will sign up to a job rather different … Continue reading

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God Save The King

HM The Queen is 85 this year.  She is so attuned to the demands of duty that she would perfectly understand it if it became known that the planning for the Accession proclamation, if not the Coronation of King Charles … Continue reading

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Royal futures

Four final thoughts about the Royal Wedding, some of which have been expressed by others. Here are my versions. First, the new Duchess of Cambridge looks as if she is already laying to rest the whole ‘Diana thing’.  That febrile … Continue reading

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Royal timeline

‘Long live our noble queen’, we sing. But death comes for monarchs too. The death of Elizabeth II (born 1926) will be pivotal. She is now 85 years old and the heir to the throne (born 1948) is 62. His … Continue reading

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You British!

No country has a thorough understanding of how other countries regard it.  However frequent and wide-ranging the links and transactions between the UK and even its closest trading partners, Britons don’t have the perspective to enable them to see ourselves … Continue reading

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President of England

Unlike monarchism, republicanism has almost never played well in Britain. There are some generally accepted reasons for this, but they would come under closer examination if the head of state issue revives after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Nothing’s … Continue reading

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