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Monday, February 6, 2012

Sixty years on the throne of England...................

This year marks the 60th year for Queen Elizabeth 11 since she ascended the throne of England. Many British people do not appreciate the Royal family, I know that. For me.....I believe she is probably the hardest working person in the country. Also most likely the most unappreciated. It would not be England without her. English history and indeed British history is culminated in her reign. It all comes down to that. From the battles for the throne back in the beginning and the merging of tribes into one united land and then of the wars between York and Lancaster, from the side track into a republic that was so hated that the King was called back from exile to take up the crown once more. From calling in Kings and Queens from foreign lands to take up the crown to Victoria who populated the thrones of Europe with her progeny..........to Elizabeth.
The one reason when I moved to the USA I did not become an American citizen........well the major reason, is that I would have to revoke allegiance to her. I can not and will not do that. I know it does not mean much in this modern world but the oath states that one must take it without reservation so standing there with fingers crossed is not an option. My word does mean something to me. I could not ever give up my allegiance to England, not unless they got rid of the monarchy, then it would not be England anymore. I hope I never see that day.
Meanwhile.......God save the queen and God bless her. Long may she reign.
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3 comments:

Donna Heber said...

A wonderful tribute to the Queen! Wishing you a wonderful day.

acornmoon said...

Hello from England. it is nice to meet you.

Thank you for your very kind comments, it always surprises me to hear how far my books have travelled.

Elizabeth Braun said...

I'm neither royalist nor republican, but I have great respect for Her Majesty. What a shame Charles III won't be a fraction as popular!