We do not decide where and when we are born. We don’t get to choose our parents or who they are. We come to know the world by growing up. However, squeezed into the rigid framework of reality, we have a choice. What kind of person to be and what
do with their own lives. Meet the expectations of those around us by negating our own self, or by realizing ourselves live in accordance with our destiny. The monarch, the timeless gentle woman was not only a queen. She was first and foremost a woman, a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Model for his subordinates.
Her destiny was fulfilled in Kenya. February 16, 1952. On this very day
learned of the death of her adored father, King George VI. She was already married and
She had two children. The then three-year-old son Charles and one-and-a-half-year-old daughter Anna.
From birth, she carried the burden of responsibility. She was, after all, the Duchess of the most
the prestigious crown in the world of the British Empire. She was fully aware of this.
The welfare of the crown was her destiny.
She waited until 1960 to decide on motherhood. Once they were born she could not with
by virtue of his position to devote a lot of time to them. She didn’t have it to play with them together,
telling bedtime stories. Responsibilities mattered. She delegated a large part of the
maternal responsibilities and children’s education on her husband Philip. He has been making a name for himself with
With truly military severity. It does not mean devoid of fatherly love. However, it had its own
opinion on their upbringing. She broke with tradition by sending her children in 1955 to the
schools. Just as her subordinates did.
Her “liberalism” had its limits. The welfare of the Kingdom has always been her priority. She was
ruthless when it comes to the sentimental lives of growing kids. She was the one who made
The final choice of their other half. According to the principle, love will come with time.
She prioritized duties over the feelings of loved ones. For this is what was required by the raison d’etat, which for the
Elizabeth II was an indicator of Her conduct. Towards her subjects, the queen, towards
closest, relaxed, smiling woman, always and everywhere, in every way
GentleWoman, who enjoys picnics and casual conversation around a communal table. Grandma, for
To whom the welfare of her grandchildren was always at heart. She was not indifferent to the tragedy that their
After Diana’s tragic death, she was affectionate and caring towards her. Just as she was to all
others. In the depths of her soul, she envied what she was never allowed to do, and what she
Diana equated her persona – freedom and independence. However, they were separated by an era that
Elizabeth imposed a framework for the proceedings. She was aware of this and never shied away from it
she opposed. Her dedication to the welfare of the Crown made her a figure who earned the respect of
her subjects and forever made her name in gold in British history.
By the same token, let’s not take away from her the trappings of a mere mortal. She loved the sweet
delicacies, especially plum pudding served at tea time. She had a sense of
humor and distance from herself. She loved animals and especially dogs. Being a queen
does not dehumanize. It even provides an opportunity to appreciate in people what is good in them.
Elizabeth was able to see in her subjects their good qualities, while also trying to bring out that
What’s best about them. She wanted to be a role model for them by giving encouragement in the
difficult times and be an example in times of peace. Inspire, affirming
belief that the monarchy is their common asset, a legacy to be cultivated.
She never neglected her royal duties. After all, their fulfillment is
duty of everyone, whether they live in Buckingham Palace or on a single
From the streets of London. She made sure that everyone in the royal family participated in providing assistance
staff in the kitchen. Not out of obligation, which they did not have in this regard, but in a pleasant, truly friendly atmosphere. After all, they were all homemakers. She was not a possessive whiner.
She left it up to William to decide the choice of guests at his wedding.
Modern as only a queen could be with Her seniority on the throne. She communicated via
via Skype a with the younger generation of subjects. Elizabeth II is much more than
image of the sovereign depicted on banknotes, stamps, or posters. Apparently in
For every woman, there are several women. Elizabeth was a queen, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
In each of these roles, she fulfilled herself in a way that will preserve her memory for future ones
generations. As William said, “George and Charlotte will also discover how lucky they are,
That they have such a great great-grandmother – a role model for the rest of their lives.” Winston
Churchill wrote of Elizabeth when she was young: “She has an authoritarian character and a breath-taking
breast reflectivity for the child.”
She was romantic. When she was just 13 years old, she declared that she had fallen in love with Philip.
They began to exchange letters with each other. They announced their engagement on July 9, 1947 and got married in
November 1947 at Westminster Abbey. She accepted criticism with a kind of
a sense of royal style, suggesting that it should be carried out “with a bit of
humor, gentleness and understanding.”
Shakespeare wrote: “Restless is the head that wears the crown.” Elizabeth II wore it in the manner of
Adding to the majesty of the Empire. In the same way, moreover, she wore hats. She inspired
fashion designers around the world while remaining true to her tastes.
Black handbag and shoes, gloved hands and brightly colored outfits, all
Topped with an original hat.
Her faith gave her strength. By her own admission: “It gives a framework within which I try to lead
my life.” Thanks to her determination and sense of duty, she will be remembered for her
Ages. Not only by the British, by us as GentleWoman.