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Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Historian reflects on the Queen’s 70-year reign

A historian reflects on the Queen's 70-year reign.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hugo Vickers, a biographer, believes Queen Elizabeth II, like previous queens in British history, has earned her own title.
  • As part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations, the Queen and other members of the Royal Family came out onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Thursday to greet thousands of fans.

Like earlier monarchs in British history, Biographer Hugo Vickers feels Queen Elizabeth II has earned her own moniker.

“I believe she should be known as Elizabeth the Steadfast, like Alfred the Great,” he remarked.

Vickers discussed the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, a four-day event honoring her 70 years on the throne, with Chief News Anchor as well as Senior Editor of CTV National News Lisa LaFlamme.

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Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries.

The Queen and also other members of the Royal Family stepped out onto the balcony of Buckingham Palace on Thursday to welcome thousands of supporters as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

“Even the most diehard Republican admires her for what she has accomplished as a calm, confident, and unwavering leader,” Vickers added.

“After all, what country in the world wouldn’t want a president like ours?”

A historian reflects on the Queen's 70-year reign.
A historian reflects on the Queen’s 70-year reign. Image from The Telegraph

Vickers, who has written numerous biographies of members of the Royal Family, attended a Thanksgiving ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, an occasion that the Queen, who is 96, had to miss due to “discomfort,” according to Buckingham Palace.

Despite Her Majesty’s absence, Vickers stated the service “went off without a hitch” and was “magnificent.”

“We have to take the fact that we are nearing the end of a golden reign,” he added. “It has been the most magnificent thing to live through, I must say.”

“I can’t think of a reign in history that I would have preferred to have lived.”

Source: CTV News

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