Queen Elizabeth ll – Queen of the United Kingdom

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Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms

Queen Elizabeth ll is the constitutional monarch of the Common wealth realms, territories,and head of 54 member Commonwealth   of Nations. She is the Supreme Governor of the Church of England. Queen Elizabeth’s current reign of 61 years is the second longest for a British monarch with Queen Victoria’s reign lasting 63 years.

The Queen’s many historic visits and meetings include a state visit to the Republic of Ireland and reciprocal visits to and from the Pope. The Queen has seen major constitutional changes in her realms, such as devolution in the United Kingdom and the patriation of the Canadian constitution. Times of personal significance have included the births and marriages of her children, the births of her grandchildren, the investiture of the Prince of Wales, and the celebration of milestones such as her SilverGolden, and Diamond Jubilees in 1977, 2002, and 2012, respectively (Wikipedia, 2013).

Queen Elizabeth ll - Queen of the United Kingdom, 3.0 out of 5 based on 6 ratings

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  1. oportosanto says:

    Reigning for over 60 years is crazy, her son will never make it king, her grandson maybe. When he comes to power he will be a more active king than she is I am guessing.

  2. Queen Elizabeth II undertook a run-of-the-mill engagement on a far from run-of-the-mill day. And in her brief remarks – her lengthy reign hasn’t lessened her aversion to making speeches – she displayed some classic British understatement.
    Overtaking her great-great-grandmother wasn’t something she’d ever aspired to, she said. She was simply the beneficiary of a long life.

  3. GreenEggsAndSam says:

    While she does have very little power, she has used it to do quite a bit of good. I really cannot think of any complaints about the Queen, and even though I am not British, I have to give her some respect. It seems she is always coming out in favor of the good causes, and that makes me think that overall she is a good person.

  4. We all try to badmouth the Queen from all around the world, but she has been on the throne for more then 50 years now, there are so many things changed and so many things to keep on with.
    I kind of admire her for all the stuff she went trough.

  5. Esperaholon says:

    I love this old gal – she has her flaws certainly, but there’s just something about her. Also I love that she has more energy and backbone then most of the milksops running around parliament. And yeah she’s a figurehead, but honestly that’s true of most presidents and such anyway – so she gets credit for giving the public something to associate and interact with as well as establishing good will with other countries. That said I don’t like Charles at all, I like William well enough tho.

  6. I think the queen has done her splendid job during her reign. She is highly respected not just by those over whom she reigns but also by other individuals around the world. I believe she deserves a rating of the highest degree.

  7. I love the Queen! She is a great woman and she is beautiful, too! I admire her for reigning for such a long time and of course it wasn’t the best every time but to be honest, what politician is doing a great job every day!?

  8. zurcminister says:

    Well beloved by her subjects and people all over the world and is a regular visitor of different nations to uphold peace and establish diplomatic relationships with other nations. Her long reign is a mix of successes and a few failures but will forever be remembered as a gracious and respectable monarch that hoped to always champion peace and diplomatic relationship and camaraderie among countries the world over.

  9. Her long reign has most certainly had its ups and downs, from the end of World War II to the present day. Yet, she remains largely a figurehead touring various countries for diplomatic purposes. While that is her duty as per the English constitution, I don’t believe that she deserves that high of a rating due to her limited, self-performed successes. However, I will give her credit; she did finally establish that monarchs have to pay taxes as well as ending the requirements of both gender and religion in order to secure the throne.

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