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Queen Elizabeth II, of the UK and Commonwealth Passes

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UNITED KINGDOM – CIRCA 1945: Princess Elizabeth (born in 1926), future queen Elizabeth II of England, learning how to change a car wheel as an auxiliary-officer of the English Army, 1945. (Photo by Roger Viollet via Getty Images)

. . . after 70 years, two hundred fourteen days on the throne, and at age ninety-six. Her Husband, Prince Consort Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, passed on a year ago. Her Majesty was the most admired political and personal figure in the UK. She was immediately succeeded by Charles, Prince of Wales, who may choose a different regnal name.

This marks the passing of an era. END

19 Replies to “Queen Elizabeth II, of the UK and Commonwealth Passes

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    kairosfocus says:

    Queen Elizabeth II, of the UK and Commonwealth Passes

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    JVL says:

    It was pointed out today that QEII’s first prime minister, Winston Churchill, was born about a century before her last prime minister, Liz Truss. Her last public act was about 48 hours before she died. She gave her all, for her country and for the common wealth which she loved.

    This was a person, a right and noble person, who met and knew just about all the heads of states on the planet for over half a century. We shall never see her like again. It’s the end of an era, an era that will be noted in history far after we are around to note it.

    It’s always okay to pause and weep the passing of a worthy person; this time, I can’t imagine not doing that.

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    AaronS1978 says:

    She lived in amazing and unbelievable life

    Rest In Peace
    God rest her soul

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    relatd says:

    JVL at 3,

    The end of an era. I have seen history and marked the passage of a number of notable people. They have left their mark in history and what they actually did brought their respective countries forward for the good, and their influence spread far beyond their own land. In times of crisis, these people appear, whether from high or low birth, whether from nobility or the common people.

    In a broad sense they are the hero with a thousand faces, but molded by their upbringing, the people around them and the circumstances of their time. Each an individual.

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    JVL says:

    Relatd:

    It's hard to imagine Britain without her. She stepped up to the plate when she had to and, as a friend of mine noted and to mix metaphors, she used the whole runway.

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    relatd says:

    Her son, King Charles III, will now take the throne.

    [Perhaps, but he may choose a different name if he wishes]

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    Belfast says:

    She did everything right, but when she ordered the playing of the Star Spangled Banner on the anniversary of 9/11, breaking with tradition going back hundreds of years, it was a perfect gesture. A mixture of support, condolence, and defiance all in one.
    You could even look on it as an apology for the shelling of what was an enemy then.

    Eternal rest grant onto her O Lord and may perpetual light shine upon her.

    https://rumble.com/v1j9id5-flashback-queen-breaks-600-years-of-precedent-to-play-star-spangled-banner-.html

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    Querius says:

    What an amazing person and an amazing life! Her integrity, graciousness, and deep faith continue to be an inspiration to all of us!

    What a stark contrast she makes to the immoral, corrupt, and opportunistic politicians, leaders, and forgettable celebrities of our time.

    God bless England’s greatest queen!

    -Q

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    kairosfocus says:

    F/N: From PM Truss’ statement, he has chosen Charles III, an indication he seeks healing given the sad history of I and II. KF

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    JVL says:

    A few interesting QEII stats:

    Her first prime minister (Winston Churchill) was born just over a century before her last PM, Liz Truss. 15 PMs altogether.

    I heard she had met 13 US Presidents, missing LBJ for some reason.

    She was Queen for more than a quarter of the time the US has been a country, i.e. since 1776. If you add in Queen Victory those two women account for over 133 years, over half the time the US has been a country.

    The third longest English monarch was King George III who was king for almost 60 years, 44 of which the US was a separate country. QEII, Victoria and George III together were monarchs for 177 years of the 244 years the US has been a separate country.

    Not so much with George III but more with Queen Victoria and certainly with QEII the monarch has been a point of continuity and stability for the British culture. I’m not saying everything they did or stood for would be considered honourable by today’s standards but, especially with QEII, the advice and counsel they gave to their PMs was historic and with great perspective. All of QEIIs PMs have said so, publicly and on the record. Harold Wilson said his most embarrassing moments was when he had his weekly meeting with QEII and she knew more about what was going on politically than he did. Apparently she read all her briefing papers all the time.

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    relatd says:

    JVL at 11,

    “today’s standards”? I would be very interested in seeing these in writing.

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    JVL says:

    Relatd: “today’s standards”? I would be very interested in seeing these in writing.

    I was thinking of things like slavery and letting women vote. I doubt George III’s record on those issues are anything to be proud of these days. I don’t think Queen Victoria was in favour of women having the franchise which is a tad ironic.

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    relatd says:

    JVL at 13,

    Slavery? You mean the relabeled version currently going on? Human trafficking. The Global Cabal of Relabelers and Repackagers are still up to their very old “tricks” in the “modern” world. Cheap and free labor are still very much desired today.

    As far as letting women vote, I wasn’t against it…

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    JVL says:

    Relatd: Slavery? You mean the relabeled version currently going on? Human trafficking. The Global Cabal of Relabelers and Repackagers are still up to their very old “tricks” in the “modern” world. Cheap and free labor are still very much desired today.

    Governments no longer support the practice but the UK and the US did until part-way through the 19th century.

    As far as letting women vote, I wasn’t against it…

    I should hope not. But I wasn’t really talking about you was I? You weren’t around in the 18th or 19th century were you?

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    relatd says:

    JVL at 15,

    Well, governments no longer supporting the practice does not mean it has gone away.

    I cannot comment on my ability to travel through time…

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    JVL says:

    Relatd: Well, governments no longer supporting the practice does not mean it has gone away

    No one said it had. But at least it’s not official sanctioned or supported.

    I cannot comment on my ability to travel through time…

    I could make a joke here, like . . . ooo, government secret eh? But I think I’d rather wonder why you are more interested in inserting yourself into the conversation than talking about QEII?

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    relatd says:

    King Charles III makes first address to the UK as sovereign. – BBC

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKU2Uz3O–0

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    kairosfocus says:

    Ceremony proclaiming Charles as King and Defender of the Faith etc: https://youtu.be/0srbj9sqg7g

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