“I beg you make an exception. Are you my wife or myqueen?” “I am both, and a strong man would be able to kneel to both.”This is just one example showing how Queen Elizabeth II showed her power. QueenElizabeth is the longest-serving monarch in British history and she started offas a 25-year-old with no experiences in politics. Elizabeth reign after a lotgreat and important monarch before her.
How important how she been for themonarchy and today’s Britain? The queen is just the representative of thecountry, and kind of do not have a real power, but has she been able to put hername in the history books?The monarchy had strict rules and were really conservative.The rules were especially strict fo marriage. The British royal family is onlyallowed to marry… This has been a problem for a long time. An example is whenking George became king. He was not expected to inherit the throne because hisolder brother Edward were.
Edward chose to marry a divorced woman and choselove before the throne. Elizabeth’s sister, Margret, had the same problem whenshe wanted to marry Peter Townsend who also was a divorcee. Margaret was often viewed as a controversialmember of the British royal family.
We kind of had the same problem in Norwaywhen King Harald wanted to marry Sonja. They couldn’t marry because she wasn’troyal or noble. They are slowly breaking the rules. But now, Prince Charles hasmarried Camillia Parkey-Bowles who is a divorcee! (Anwesha, 2013) Both countrieskind of had the same development.
King Harald risked it all for love. Queen Elizabeth have been able to make differences so farduring her reign. The British monarchy went from being conservative to more modern.Elizabeth had to work hard make her reign modern, but she still has maintainedcertain traditions associating with the crown. (A&E Television Networks,2018). The first sign of a more modern change was during the coronation.
Theceremony was broadcasted on television for the first time and people from allover the world could see the event. Another difference she made during herreign was to modernize the monarchy by dropping some of the formalities andmaking certain sites available to the public. Queen Elizabeth ended up having along and peaceful reign marked by some big changes in the British people’slife, the power of the country, Britain’s power abroad and how the monarchy isportrayed today. Although queen Elizabeth is known for making the British monarchymore modern, she is also known to be a sticker or tradition. (the guardian, 2010)Britain has a strong position in the world today, becauseof Elizabeth efforts.
Great Britain was once an Empire, but right before queen Elizabethcame to the throne, the British Empire became commonwealth nations. Elizabethvisited the commonwealth nations a lot and were the representative fromBritain. (the guardian, 2010) Most of the countries hadgained their independence before Elizabeth became the queen. Theydecolonisation happened through the 20th century. Although they gainedindependency, they still remained their loyalty to the British Crown and becamemembers of the Commonwealth of Nations. 53 countries were members and they havea common history and culture from having been a part of the British Empire.
(Ibarra, 2018). Queen Elizabethalso worked a lot to make a great position in the country. But they almost losttheir power because I think they became too distant to the people. QueenElizabeth had to spend some time among the people to be able to continue as thequeen.
Queen Elizabeth have lived through a lot. In February 2017she celebrated 65 years on throne, making her more experienced than many otherpoliticians. Britain has seen dramatical changes during her reign and it’sprobably because of her that they still have a monarchy in Britain. She workedhard and managed to take care of the people and I think that they would havelost their monarchy if it wasn’t for Elizabeth. Queen Elizabeth made a lot ofchanges saving the monarchy from falling.
(Stanley, 2015) you know you haveachieved something when Netflix makes a tv-series about you.