I have always had a soft spot in my heart for Queen Elizabeth. She became queen when I was eight years old and I remember watching the coronation on TV. I can’t imagine England without her.
A strong, independent, apolitical figure, she saw her united countries through good times and bad, with a sense of humor, quick wit, understanding, and perception. She never complained in public about her lot in life, which was a tough one from an early age. These last few years must have been particularly hard for her, but she soldiered on, as she did in WWII.
May she rest in peace. And thank you for your long life of service.