Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. A personal response.Posted by Fiona Nevile in Cottage tales | 6 comments
“I remember watching the Queen’s Coronation at the cinema. I was pregnant with you at the time.” My mum sometimes recalls.
How far we’ve moved on since then. TV in every home, computers, mobile phones that can access the Internet. Throughout, Queen Elizabeth has remained at the helm. Steadfast and true to our nation.
I like the Queen and enjoy having a monarchy – the idea of a family representing us as a nation. Of course there are politicians too but I wouldn’t feel very happy about being represented by a president of any party as their affiliations and dalliance would be politically biased. The royal family are not political, per se. They are a family that despite having their fair share of problems represent our nation. We are lucky to have a Queen that is intelligent, creative and above all has a great sense of humour.
The Queen had no choice in the matter. Well OK she could have turned down the chance to be queen and departed for an insignificant island somewhere. But she didn’t. She stayed and undertook a job that few would like to take up. Who would want to be almost constantly in the public eye, discussed and analysed down to the last detail?
Despite being a thoroughly good egg, Queen Elizabeth has brought in a massive amount of income through the tourist industry over the years. This income far outweighs her expenses and is often overlooked.
So my hat was thrown high in the air today – and it didn’t fall into a patch of brambles.
Happy Diamond Jubilee Queen Elizabeth! Along with millions in the UK - I’d like to thank you for being my Queen.
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