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Elizabeth II Britain longest reigning monarch.
September 10, 2015
2:13 am
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Mayra
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Hi everyone! I just wanted to write about this. I’m from another country (Mexico) and today I was very happy that the queen became the longest reigning monarch, because I admire her as a woman and I think she has done an excellent job during her life dedicating herself to her country. In Facebook a national news posted this, and well I wrote that I admire her and that I think that she’s a very respectable lady and the WAR begun.

I received hundreds of messages. Everyone started to write horrible things to me, that I was crazy to think such things, that monarchy should no exist anymore, that she’s an assassin, that I was naive wanted to believe in princess and castles, that I didn’t know anything about history!! (If they only knew how many books of history I’ve read in my life!) and even someone tried to hack my Facebook!! It was awfull, a few people defended what I said but mostly everyone wrote things that for respect I won’t write here.

I know they’re trolls of Internet but it made me so sad read that many people think that way. I just wanted to tell you dear people of the forum. I needed to express my self with someone who can understand me, at certain point I had to delete the post in Facebook . I want to read what you think, you, that live in England. Thank you if you have read this far.

I’m very sad.

September 11, 2015
5:18 am
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I’m sorry you had to go through that.

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September 11, 2015
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Thank you Anyanka! I feel better now, at that moment I was sad and furious. Those people don’t have respect for other people’s opinion and certainly are people who don’t read and are not educated.

September 12, 2015
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Well said Mayra.. Good job we have a good home to hang out in where everyone is respected, even if they don’t always share your opinions.
To me the long reign of Queen Liz makes me realise just how different it the monachy will be when she either abdicates or dies. I believe that she may well abdicate if Philip dies as she is the centre of his world. reassuring that in the days of such high divorce rates, she still loves Philip as much as she did on her wedding day.
I remember seeing her during her silver jubilee celebrations, when I was 10. At my School we were all excited at the the thought of seeing a real live Queen up close, and spent ages and ages practising the national anthem so we could sing it to her as she went by. We all trooped down to the end of the road, (our School was in a cul de sac) in our hands each of us carried a little plastic flag, and then we waited for her, we sung our little hearts out for her and I remember how she turned and smiled and waved at all of us. Each of us was thrilled to bits just to have that smile and wave.

Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod

September 12, 2015
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Sorry that happened, Mayra. Queen Elizabeth has been England’s queen almost as long as I have been alive. I can’t imagine the world without her, and I am not looking forward to the time when she is no longer with us. I am from the US. We don’t believe in the monarchy here, but that doesn’t mean we can’t respect those countries that do. I enjoy endless hours studying Britain’s monarchy. You will always find respect for your opinions on this site. (And sympathy when others are unkind)

September 12, 2015
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Of course when the Queen is no longer with us, it does kind of beg the question on who will succeed her? Charles is of course the next valid in line successor, but to be honest I don’t think he will make a very good King, and certainly I don’t think Camilla will be accepted as Queen, she might get away with Princess consort. Charles in my opinion really too old hat to fit in today’s sociaty, he belongs to a time that has long gone. For the monarchy to survive it needs youth in it, so again in my opinion, William should inherit the whole kit and kaboddle. Whether it will work out that way though is up for speculation.
Sharon is right though it will be very difficult for those of us who have grown up with Queen Liz on the throne, to adjust to her not being there.
She’s a pretty amazing and wily old bird, I like the fact that she did her bit during the war, and it wasn’t just a show up and be seen bit either, she got stuck in. My mum said she was quite handy with a spanner on a land rover engine.

Semper Fidelis, quod sum quod

September 13, 2015
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Charles at best is going to be a Nightwatchmen king..All he has to do is keep his gob shut, shake hands and making meaningless small talk. All the important talking points he will make will come from the govt anyway. I really can’t see him lasting for than 5 or 6 years as king.

It’s a shame that in order to get that Job, your mum/dad has to die first. Abdication isn’t in Elizabeth’s nature..I doubt she will willingly lay down her duty unless her health is seriously compromised. EII has always been one for new technology especially if it means talking to her people. Charles seems more…resistant to using the latest developements..

I imagine the Victorians felt the same way as we are imagining..This woman has been the cornerstone of one way of life..how will the world change once she has gone?? The difference being Victoria didn’t have the same wide ranging exposure to the world that EII has. If you look at the number of Prime Ministers, Presidents, Popes and other equally important world leaders she has met or been briefed about, the depth of her understanding of the world is pretty much unequaled.

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September 14, 2015
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I don’t know why, but Charles seems to remind me of George 3rd, Not from the madness point of view, but from the fact, that George 3rd was also a keen advocate of living simply off the land. Aside from the name Mad King George, he also had a more affectionate nickname of “Farmer George.”

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