Shakespeare, the master of drama, could not have made it more emotional. It was in April of last year when the paths that Prince Philip and his queen had walked together for seventy years parted ways. Now, after celebrating her 70th jubilee back in June, she succeeded her beloved prince, Queen Elizabeth II.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
ROLE MODEL AND ROCK IN THE SURF
Hardly anyone shaped the world of the 20th century like Queen Elizabeth II. Through her loyalty to her people and country, commitment and self-sacrificing sense of duty, incredible willpower, wisdom, prudence, and modesty she became a role model for generations worldwide.
Besides, Queen Elizabeth II stood for the empowerment of women. No other head of state in recent centuries has ruled a nation for as long as she has.
Hence, she became a symbol of permanence, familiarity, and security. Furthermore, she became a head of state that many people across the world would wish for their own country.
Moreover, she became an authority and a rock in the surf, even in rough times. So, she offered many people support, also and especially in stormy times. In addition, Queen Elizabeth II stood for traditional values like no other.
Values that hold our world together and, unfortunately, are more and more forgotten. Unfortunately for everyone.
MORE THAN A QUEEN BUT AN IDOL FOR MANY
Queen Elizabeth II certainly wasn’t perfect. Who is that? No one! And so, she made one or the other mistake. However, Elizabeth II acknowledged these misadventures and learned from them.
Because of her warmth and caring nature, many people saw her as more than a head of state. Rather, she became a mother or grandmother far beyond the Commonwealth.
Therefore, people around the world are not only mourning the loss of Queen Elizabeth II. But the world is mourning from the bottom of its heart for a unique woman who held the world together and gave it warmth and security.
Howsoever, we mourn the loss of a woman from whom we could learn so much and to whom we all, not just in the British Empire, owe so much.
QUEEN ELIZABETH II IS DEAD, LONG LIVE THE KING
We have grown fond of Queen Elizabeth II and will keep her there. The world keeps turning, and the show must go on. Therefore, now it’s said: The Queen is dead. Long live the King.
We wish King Charles III the best. However, today we mourn a tremendous human loss. Therefore, we say goodbye to Elizabeth II and thank you for a life of sacrifice in the service of the nations.
We will miss you very much. And surely, just as the Paschal candle, the symbol of eternity, is lit today in St Paul’s Cathedral, you will always be in our hearts.
We hope that you, Queen Elizabeth II, and your beloved Prince Philip can now embrace each other again in their own kingdom. R.I.P. dear Lizzie.
Text: Marco Kokkot