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Sep 17, 2022
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Elizabeth II: 70 years of people’s love

Elizabeth II: 70 years of people’s love

Queen Elizabeth II died on September 8 at the age of 96. The death of the queen ended the longest era in British history: most of her fellow citizens did not know other monarchs.

IDEAL MONARCH

Britons are drilled into their heads from childhood with the greatest reverence for the royal family. “A popularly adored monarchy filled with splendor and ceremony helps us endure stupid prime ministers and even dumber cabinets,” writes Daily Mail historian and columnist Peter Hitchens. For 70 years of her reign, Queen Elizabeth II was elevated to the rank of a deity. Through this, she helped to make up for the lack of public trust in her rulers from the two leading parties.

Hitchens notes that, as the queen’s personal popularity grew, the people’s confidence in the crown decreased, and there was a misunderstanding: why does the country have a monarchy? Now the public is tormented by another question: will the new king, deprived of due popularity and respect, be able to maintain the prestige of the royal family? Elizabeth II was the ideal monarch for the ruling class. During the entire era of her tenure on the throne, she practically did not create any problems for the government, with the exception of the tragic story of Princess Diana.

True, in caring for her subjects, the queen missed her sons. The average Andrew was even forced to step down from his duties as a member of the British royal family in 2019 after entanglement with American pedophile pimp Epstein. Accused of raping 17-year-old Virginia Giuffre, the prince, in order not to bring the case to court, was forced to pay the victim 7.5 million pounds. Another son, the heir to the throne, Charles, went down in history by betraying his wife, the popular favorite Princess Diana. He continued to meet with his longtime lover Camilla, whom he later married.

Elizabeth disciplinedly followed the ban on expressing her opinion on important issues and only “worked with papers.” This was expressed in the fact that many documents were brought to her, which she had to crown with her signature. Surrounded by agents of government intelligence, the queen remained vigilant and always said only what was required of her – nothing more.

VISIT TO RUSSIA

Even the queen’s foreign visits were under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, she did not have the right to go somewhere of her own free will. Once she was even sent to Moscow when the West was courting Boris Yeltsin. The visit became a kind of gift from London to the Russian president. The Queen’s only trip to Russia took place in 1994, she then wanted to see as much as possible, she was not too worried about the new Russian leader Boris Yeltsin, but she was delighted with the Kremlin’s cathedrals, Red Square and museums. At the same time, Elizabeth II visited St. Petersburg.

We must pay tribute to the queen – it took a colossal endurance so as not to blurt out too much. And yet she could not hide her warm attitude towards the Soviet Union, for example, when she received the first cosmonaut in the world, Yuri Gagarin, in her palace in 1961. “He was charming, although he did not know English at all,” she says. Yuri Alekseevich recalled that at breakfast with the queen they talked about the weather, space and his impressions. He gave the queen a book, she gave him a family photo.

At the height of the Cold War in 1967, Elizabeth II met in London with the Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the USSR Alexei Kosygin and his wife. The outstanding film director Sergei Bondarchuk also attended the Queen’s reception. In 1989, she met with Mikhail Gorbachev, and this was not their only meeting. In 1991, during a meeting of the “Big Seven” in London, they saw each other again. Other general secretaries of the Central Committee of the CPSU queen bypassed.

In 2003, she managed to meet in London with Vladimir Putin. Even then, the British authorities were in a tough confrontation with Moscow. Elizabeth II had to come to terms with the fact that Russia was declared the main enemy of Great Britain.

REJECTION FROM DIANA

The Queen’s first reaction to the news of the incident with Princess Diana was the words: “Someone must have oiled the brakes.” The queen’s attendants were surprised that she suddenly used an unliterary slang word.

The father of the driver of the Mercedes, in which Diana crashed in the Paris tunnel, said that she had been eliminated. Jean Paul is sure that she was killed because she could marry a Muslim son of the Egyptian magnate Al-Fayed.

Within a couple of hours after the accident, a cleaning machine drove into the tunnel and destroyed all traces of what had happened. Diana was constantly under the care of special services. Diana’s close friend Christine Fitzgerald confidently stated that MI6 had eliminated her, designed to keep everything under control.

The American daily newspaper New York Post writes about the difficult relationship between the queen and the princess, who from the very beginning was a stranger in the royal family. Elizabeth refused to interfere in her son’s troubled relationship with Diana. On the day of the death of her former daughter-in-law, the Queen hid in her Scottish residence and did not give orders that the flag should be flown at half-staff over Buckingham Palace. For five days, the royal family refused to follow the protocol, thus indicating that they did not consider Diana theirs. The people murmured, Prime Minister Tony Blair had to intervene. He ordered the queen to return to London and ease the tension with an address to the nation over Diana’s death.

THE NEW KING CHARLES III

Prince Charles of Wales after the death of Elizabeth II by law became the new king of Great Britain.

Why did Charles become Charles? According to the historical traditions of the Russian language, the monarchs of European states have always been called “in the German manner”, because Charles (Charles) in Russia after accession to the throne is called Charles.

The new king was immediately warned to leave his former manners and keep his opinions to himself. After all, this is the main requirement for the British monarch, for which he is supported by the state. Previously, Charles has been quick to express his views on issues ranging from global warming to farming. In 2009, he panicked and declared that humanity had only 100 months left before climate change became irreversible. And he was also remembered how in 2013 he accepted a million pounds into his charitable foundation from Osama bin Laden’s family.

It should be noted that the current king often received suitcases and bags stuffed with millions of dollars from the sponsors of his charitable foundation. Former Qatari Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad Al Thani hosted the prince at his London residence on at least three occasions, providing him with cash. A former adviser to Charles tells how he was required to count the money and put it in the bank. It was outright bribery.

The prince was so eager to make friends with money Arabs that he even performed a sword dance during his visit to Saudi Arabia. Now the portrait of this extortionist will be imprinted on British banknotes and postage stamps.

The BBC reports that the prince’s charitable foundation also partnered with the investment bank of Russian and then Armenian billionaire Ruben Vardanyan, which controlled a network of offshore companies into which billions of dubious Russian companies were pumped. From this offshore network, money was sent to Charles to restore his Dumfries House estate, a country house in Scotland.

In 2013, the prince visited Armenia, where the banker and philanthropist Vardanyan opened a college, the banker named the alley near it in honor of Prince Charles. In 2014, donors led by Vardanyan attended a reception at a restored Scottish estate.

Charles was not lucky enough to become a monarch at the most critical time for the country. And besides, with such an unlucky name. Misfortune may fall on him and the country, as it was in the days of previous Karls. The first Charles was executed for treason, the second spent most of his reign in exile, during his time on the throne the country was struck by a plague and London burned down. And now the question is: will the UK, rushing to the Ukrainian front, survive at all?

Nikolay Ivanov.

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