Queen Elizabeth II has passed and the world morns. She was the longest reigning British monarch and the longest recorded of any female head of state in history. When her father, King George VI, passed, Elizabeth, then 25 years old, became queen of seven independent Commonwealth countries. She married Prince Philip and had 4 children, all while being a loyal Queen to her beloved country.
As the first born to the Duke and Duchess of York, Elizabeth was third in line to be the next monarch, but the slim chance of her being crowned the Queen of England at a very young age was a shock to her as well as the Monarchy, but unexpected things do happen.
The surprise abdication of her uncle, Edward, which put her father, George, on the throne, and then this unexpected passing at the young age of 57 dumped a lot of responsibility on Elizabeth. Margaret, the party princess, was always making headlines with her colorful lifestyle so she was no help to her sister, Elizabeth.
To learn more about the royals, watch The Crown, an historical drama television series about the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.
I don’t follow the day-to-day workings of what’s going on with the royals, but the many scandals have been reported constantly since the death of Diana, Charles’ first wife.
Charles was busy carrying on his lifetime affair with Camilla before and during his marriage to Princess Diana. Well, we all know how that played out. Diana died and Charles married Camilla, much to the dismay of many British people. “That other woman” is now the Queen Consort. How ironic!
Charles is now King Charles III, a position that he was been groomed for since his birth 73 years ago. He is the oldest person to ever assume the British throne, which happened at the instant of his mother’s death. Can you image waiting a lifetime to finally get the job you didn’t have to apply for?
So, what is the real Charles like? He’s a spoiled, entitled, pampered and demanding man. I was shocked to read the list of quirky things he demands of his staff of 85. Find out just weird of a character he is HERE.
What shocked me more was the hoopla the news media made of the heartfelt public address Charles made right after his Mum died. He has had years to write and practice the speech. Elizabeth was out of the country when her father died suddenly in his sleep, making her Queen the moment he passed. She returned to England the next day and read this proclamation:
“By the sudden death of my dear father I am called to assume the duties and responsibilities of sovereignty.”
“My heart is too full for me to say more to you today than I shall always work, as my father did throughout his reign, to advance the happiness and prosperity of my peoples, spread as they are all the world over.”
England can only hope Charles is as royal as Elizabeth would expect him to be.
In my opinion, one of his first tasks should be to banish Andrew, his brother, to a monastery and put duct tape over Meghan Markle’s mouth.