Queen Elizabeth II
Aaah, England, how nice :)
I JUST LOVE THIS PLACE :)
As I was going to England I saw the movie THE QUEEN on the plain which was very good. The actress acting as the Queen (Queen Elizabeth II) Helen Mirren was exceptional. I think she deserves an Oscar.
Besides the obvious anti-monarchy movie attitude, I just couldn't’t help it… I had feelings for the Queen. A lot of people (and the news) seems to be hitting at her and at the monarchy.
This lady did a lot for her country and yet a lot criticize her and some want to get rid of the Monarchy as a whole.
I (although of no relevance) can not see England without a monarchy.
The movie was talking about the time when Princess Diana died and the Queen kept silent without showing any respect to the late princes Diana.
There were two strong messages in that movie…
First, as the queen said: ”It seems the values have shifted” when she felt that the people are not the same as they used to be. I feel that all the time, everywhere it seems.
The second thing is that she (being on the throne for about 50 years) didn’t loose her judgment yet, she told the cocky Tony Blair:” You helped me because you don’t want the same to happen when it is your turn to go down.”.
Then she continued: “Believe me Mr. Blair, your day will come. It will come without any warning and before you can see it!”.
Which is exactly what is happening nowadays, his popularity is very low and people are picking on him specifically because of the Iraqi war.
It was said that during the Diana tragedy, 1 out of 4 people in the UK wanted the Monarchy to end. I do know Brits who feel that the Royal family is a burden.
I for one can not grasp the thought that England without the Royal family. The monarchy ages up to 1000 years full of heritage. Regardless of agreeing with the thought of Monarcy or not, i think it is part of this country. England will not be the same without it.
Maybe it’s my grand mother’s sound inside of me whom used to talk proudly about the Monarchy (my British grandmother tab3an). Maybe it’s just me with my love of memories, heritage and history. I don’t know…
The only thing that pops into my mind when I think of this, is the famous saying: “God save the Queen…”.
Mood: Happy :)