The Second Elizabeth, a Life Appreciated

(Queen Elizabeth II’s 1977 visit to New Zealand, via Serge Lemoine/Getty Images)

“From that distant day when I saw her ride down Poonamallee High Road in Madras, the epitome of regality and restraint, Elizabeth II did her best in balancing the demands of tradition, the weight of history, the requirements of society and culture both at home and abroad, and also attended to her family.”

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The Queens on the Throne of Kings

“Presiding over a declining empire is more arduous than presiding over one that is rising.”

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