Why Queen Elizabeth II Is One Of The Greatest Monarchs | Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of United Queendom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (Video Insight)

The TV Special ‘The Royals with Pritan Ambroase: A Tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’ premiered on 23 January 2020 at 5 pm EST. You can watch the special episode above or by clicking on this link. 

Queen Elizabeth II is a phenomenon in her own right, not just due to her position and title, but also the integrity, resilience and stability with which she has continued to reign on the British Isles, albeit ceremoniously. Her relevance far extends the shores of the UK and beyond. Lest we forget her status as the Head of the Commonwealth (comprising of fifty-three sovereign states) and,  additionally, to add to that repertoire, her unequivocal popularity as the most famous royal in the world, and one that has stayed so for over 9 decades, since her popularity began before her coronation.

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Queen Elizabeth has maintained stability for her family during a century that saw many of the royal houses around the world be removed from power

Although certain historians have been known to disagree with the statement made in the headline of this article, given that Elizabeth II’s reign has been as Head of State without any governing power, I must, in turn, disagree with those particular history chroniclers. Our current Queen’s reign has encompassed a tumultuous century where most other nation’s monarchs and entire royal families have seen a fate that has resulted in exile, removal or, at worst, murder. Given the changing times, Queen Elizabeth II could simply not have led as an absolute ruler without endangering her position, the continuation of the House of Windsor, and not to mention, her own life along with her family’s lives. One need only browse through recent historical records to read of the fate of the many royal families that do not exist anymore, be it the murder of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and the Romanov family, exile of King Constantine II of Greece, or massacre of King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev of Nepal and 9 other family members in one night – the list goes on and on. Old royal kingdoms have given way to new republics, where birth-right royalty is frowned upon, and democratically voted leaders are welcomed. Hence, the continuing popularity of the British Monarch and her House of Windsor are a personification of unicorns in the current state of the world and its leaders.

Photo: Formal portrait in 1959 of Queen Elizabeth II wearing the Vladimir Tiara, the Queen Victoria Jubilee Necklace, the blue Garter Riband, Badge and Garter Star and the Royal Family Orders of King George V and King George VI by Library and Archives Canada is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Photo: Her Majesty the Queen during her visit to HMS Ocean in Devonport. PLYMOUTH based Helicopter Carrier, HMS Ocean, has welcomed Her Majesty The Queen to preside over a ceremony to rededicate the Ship by Joel Rouse/Ministry of Defence is licensed under OGL 3


Queen Elizabeth has been synonymous with integrity, resilience and stability in spite of the pressures of fame

During a reign that started at the young age of twenty-five, which continues on in her nineties – making her the longest-reigning monarch at sixty-seven years and counting – the Queen has been synonymous with integrity, resilience, and stability. The pressure of fame is such that most succumb underneath the unbearable weight of limelight … yet not a single stain can be found on the Queen’s personal reputation in a career that has spanned nearly 7 decades. For those that do not understand the brilliance of this, one need only look at the lives and careers of celebrities who have been famous for less than a decade and yet crumble, unable to withstand the pressures of their popularity.

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There are also Instagram influencers and YouTube vloggers that have deleted their million-plus strong channels due to the stressors of their newfound modern fame – and I say the aforementioned statement with full respect to those that have found it hard to carry on in the glare of attention due to their work in the limelight, not diminishing their achievements but rather to provide context and highlight the level of difficulty a monarch as famous as Queen Elizabeth II might face. Thus, we must acknowledge that Elizabeth II’s stainless reputation deserves the utmost respect in equal fervor as the one she has garnered to conduct herself within the exposed life she has survived.


Photo: Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh (later Queen Elizabeth II) and the Duke of Edinburgh in 1950 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

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“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown”

To those that say, “it’s easy, she is royalty and has everything” – one can merely glance at her own family members and relatives to sympathetically realize that “easy” is not a word that can ever describe the lives of those born in royalty. The Queen is truly a rarity, in all senses of the word – staying for the most part within the confinements of good in an environment where the press is usually awash with news on the Royals, both good and bad.  To those that scoff at the previous statement and point at episodes related to her family members, children or daughters-in-law, it might be wise to remember that her reaction to their state of affairs is vastly separated from her personal conduct of her own self. As an individual and concerning her path, she continues to stay unblemished regardless of the infestation of difficulty her thread-like path has been strewn with. As William Shakespeare has so brilliantly penned, “Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown.”


Photo: Prime Minister Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II

Video: Nepal welcomes Queen Elizabeth II/British Movietone