Elizabeth and her royal nostalgia

Elizabeth and her royal nostalgia


The Four Generations: Prince William and Kate with the Queen and Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George on Thursday in front of Buckingham Palace with Prince Charles and Camilla (left)
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On the occasion of her 70th birth anniversary on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II manages to reconcile deeply divided British society for a moment. The celebration combines wit and pomp, honor and irony.

youThe Queen only had to bow her head back on Thursday to recognize the precocious relationship the Queen was making in a divided British society. More than seventy planes from the Royal Air Force flew their colorful national motifs over Buckingham Palace – and the cheer was overwhelming. Hardly anyone has complained, not even the part of society that otherwise complains about the waste of fossil fuels, especially in times of high energy prices, or about the glorification of the past. , in this case “Battle of Britain”. Queen Elizabeth II Stands above the valley of conflict. His platinum anniversary diminishes the reflexes of everyday political and cultural conflicts.

The British observe two bank holidays and a weekend to commemorate the 70th birth anniversary of their Queen. State acts such as the “Trooping the Colour” parade or service at St. Paul’s Cathedral are accompanied by pop concerts by international stars, as well as numerous community events. The authorities have sanctioned more than 16,000 street parties. The Jubilee Plate, which cost up to eighty euros, and almost all other special editions from porcelain makers were bought before Thursday, even as the nation groaned under the “cost of living”.

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