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Queen Elizabeth II of Britain died.
He was 96 years old and had been in power for 70 years.
Why use the word “driving death”? In ancient China, only the death of the emperor or empress dowager could be called “driving death”.
That is because the emperor is above all people and is supported by all the people. He has the power to control and dominate his subjects to maintain the peace and stability of the country. He has become a powerful power and also a spiritual pillar.
When he dies, he can no longer exercise his power and has no spiritual support. Without the support, the country will collapse, which can naturally be called driving death.
Elizabeth II is not only the queen of the United Kingdom, but also the monarch of 14 other Commonwealth countries, including Australia, New Asia and Canada. She is also the head of the Commonwealth.
She is also the spiritual leader of the whole UK and the cornerstone of the faith of the Commonwealth countries.
In terms of its influence, it is no worse than that of any monarch in China. Therefore, it is not too much to say that she died.
However, death is a Chinese word. What do the British say?
They said “London Bridge is down”, which translates to the collapse of London Bridge.
Of course, it is impossible for the bridge in London to actually collapse. It is a tradition of the British royal family to serve as a code word for informing the death of members of the royal family.
Each person, each level has a different name.
“London bridge collapse” is the special code for the Queen’s death.
Just like the death of our country, the queen left, and the spiritual pillar of the whole country disappeared. Therefore, the London Bridge naturally collapsed.
Although Elizabeth II is only a small old lady in front of Trump, she can even be teased.
However, she was born in the 1920s. She experienced World War II, the cold war, the disintegration of the “sun never sets Empire”, the British Arab Falklands war, the post-war recovery and decline, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the return of Hong Kong, brexit, COVID-19 and other ups and downs.
There were also 15 British prime ministers and 14 US presidents, who witnessed the departure of countless influential historical figures.
She is a living fossil, a living modern history of Britain. The only people who can be compared with him are probably Kissinger, former US President Carter, and Gou li… Cough, I digress from the topic.
Elizabeth II was born in a strong and prosperous country. She grasped the tail of the prosperity of the Empire, and witnessed the most glorious and peak moment of Britain.
However, when she left, Britain was plagued by internal and external troubles and lost its former glory.
Not only did he have to endure the embarrassment of being overtaken economically by former colonial India, but he also faced an unprecedented decline in international status.
How low is Britain’s status now?
Let’s just say a little. When I selected the type of today’s article backstage, the first column was current affairs, but when I selected the region in the second column, I could not find Britain.
Even North Korea, South Korea and Taiwan have their own sub columns. Is it true that Britain, the magnificent empire of the sun never sets, has not even given this face?
Finally, it can only be incorporated into the column of “Europe / EU”.
Britain, which has always wanted to leave the European Union, could not escape its fate in the end.
Tencent has really played a big joke on the British people.
Elizabeth II, before she became Queen, her original name was Elizabeth Alexandra Mary.
On April 21, 1926, Elizabeth was born at the Duke of York’s home in London.
Her grandfather was King George V of England at that time, and her uncle was the famous Prince Edward, who was also the first in line heir to the throne. Her father was the second son George VI, but because he had not inherited the throne at that time, we would call him little George.
Elizabeth’s mother is also a famous family, Elizabeth Bowen Leon, a Scottish aristocrat.
After becoming queen, Elizabeth was also liked by the Scottish people. I’m afraid it has something to do with her mother’s identity.
As a child, Elizabeth lived a carefree life. She played with her sister Princess Margaret, who was four years younger than her, and learned French, vocal music and piano together.
However, they received the education of tutors and seldom had contact with other children, which was also because of the strict regulations of the royal family.
Elizabeth has been studious and disciplined since childhood. She is also the protagonist of the annual Christmas performance at Windsor Castle.
However, not long after such a peaceful life, Grandpa George V passed away.
In 1936, his uncle Edward succeeded to the throne and officially became the new king of England, known as Edward VIII in history.
However, Edward VIII is a famous master in history who does not love the country and loves the United States. He likes an American Mrs. Simpson.
I can tell from the name that this is a married man. She has been divorced twice. Besides, she is of ordinary birth, not an aristocrat or a lady.
However, Edward VIII fell madly in love with her and wanted to marry her.
How can such a woman be a queen?
In the eyes of the traditional British royal family, this is simply deviant.
Thus, under strong resistance, Edward VIII turned around and resolutely gave up the throne. In the same year, he signed the abdication, and later was appointed Duke of Windsor. He lived in France for a long time.
The picture shows the handsome Edward VIII and his niece Elizabeth.
After his uncle abdicated, little George, who had no possibility of succeeding to the throne at all, changed and became the king of England. Therefore, he was crowned king, known as George VI in history.
The sudden change of the throne brought great trouble to the royal family: King George VI, who was about to succeed, was never trained as a crown prince. “I never wanted to be a king. I never reviewed government documents. I was just a naval officer.”
The new king suffered from severe stuttering, was slightly weak, was shy since childhood, and was not suitable for speech occasions. Under the heavy pressure of the crown, George VI still shouldered the heavy responsibility. Two years later, when the Second World War broke out, he delivered the king’s Christmas speech, which encouraged the morale of the British people. This event was later adapted into the film the king’s speech.
Her father became king. For Elizabeth, she changed from an ordinary Royal lady to Princess Elizabeth. Moreover, since George VI had no son, Princess Elizabeth, who was only 10 years old, became the first in line heir to the throne as the eldest daughter of George VI.
From this time on, Elizabeth was trained as a crown prince. She began to study constitutional monarchy independently and received training in complex court etiquette.
At the age of 18, Elizabeth was appointed national adviser and began to prepare for becoming queen.
In 1947, Elizabeth II, who was still a princess at that time, was visiting South Africa. At the age of 21, she delivered the most famous and well-known speech.
In her speech broadcast on radio Cape Town, Elizabeth vowed to serve the royal family and the people all her life.
“I declare in front of all of you that my life, long or short, will be devoted to serving the great royal family to which you and we belong.”
Of course, war is war, and love can’t be delayed.
The revolutionary friendship in the flames of war is the most profound.
In 1939, Elizabeth met Prince Philip who was studying there at the Naval School and fell in love with him at first sight.
Both sides are distant cousins, and their great grandparents are Queen Victoria
Elizabeth was 13 and Philip was 18.
Since then, the two people have been writing and writing.
In 1947, Philip gave up his right to inherit the throne, changed his nationality and religious belief, and married Elizabeth on November 20 of that year.
After marriage, the couple lived in Clarence House in London.
In February 1952, when Elizabeth was on a visit, her father died suddenly, and she succeeded to the throne. She was only 25 years old that year.
She was officially crowned in June 1953. The coronation ceremony was also televised for the first time, which was encouraged by her husband Philip.
Millions of people in the UK and around the world watched the ceremony at Westminster Abbey. This behavior also prompted the subsequent activities of the royal family to be broadcast on TV, and royal gossip has become a pleasure for people around the world.
In 1957, for the first time, Elizabeth gave a Christmas speech on the TV saint.
This is the best way she found to connect with the people.
In 1981, the queen attended the wedding of her sons Charles and Diana.
It’s just that when young people are kissing sweetly, my mother-in-law is a little at a loss.
In October 1986, Elizabeth visited China and became the first British monarch to visit China. This visit is regarded as an important part of Britain’s diplomatic efforts. The queen visited the great wall and the newly unearthed Terra Cotta Warriors.
1992 was called “a year of disasters” by Elizabeth II.
In March of that year, her second son Prince Andrew and his wife were confirmed to be separated. In April, her eldest daughter Princess Anne announced her divorce. In November, Windsor Castle caught fire, destroying more than 100 houses. In December, after years of entanglement, Crown Prince Charles and Princess Diana officially separated.
In 1997, the famous daughter-in-law Princess Diana died in a car accident.
Although she is the queen, Elizabeth has obviously failed to handle the relationship between her mother-in-law and daughter-in-law with Diana.
The breakdown of the marriage between the prince and the princess has aroused strong public concern.
In 1997, Diana died young while being chased by paparazzi.
After the death of the princess, Elizabeth II did not participate in any memorial activities, which attracted public criticism.
The British feel that the royal family is cold and inhumane, and they must fly flags at half mast to mourn.
Because, the British believe that they are all taxpayers, that the royal family is their money, and that they should respect public opinion.
However, the queen felt that this was a household affair of the royal family, and she did not need to explain to the public that her throne was inherited, not a vote.
As a result, the matter once reached a deadlock, and the British royal family was also blown to the forefront of the storm.
Finally, persuaded by her advisers, the queen changed her attitude and ordered Buckingham Palace to fly the flag at half mast.
In addition, six days after Diana’s death, she returned to London, dressed in black mourning clothes, appeared in front of the mourning crowd, and delivered a national TV address to appease the people who “lost the people’s Princess”.
In 2012, he attended the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.
Of course, the parachute jumper is a double.
On September 9, 2015, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom became the longest reigning monarch in British history, breaking the record of 63 years, 7 months and 2 days for Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.
In June 2016, Forbes published the 100 most influential women in the world in 2016, and Elizabeth II ranked 29th.
On May 4, 2017, the British royal family announced that Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, would retire from public affairs in the autumn of 2017.
On September 9, 2019, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom approved a bill aimed at preventing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson from withdrawing Britain from the European Union on October 31 without reaching a brexit agreement.
On October 14, 2019, the 93 year old Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom presided over and addressed the British Parliament.
On April 5, 2020, the queen of England delivered a national television address on COVID-19.
In January 2021, Queen Elizabeth II and her husband Prince Philip received the covid-19 vaccine.
On February 20, 2022, the queen of England tested positive for novel coronavirus. On February 26, local time, Queen Elizabeth II cancelled the diplomatic reception originally scheduled for March 2 at Windsor Castle according to the suggestion of the British Foreign Office.
Everyone knows what happened next.
On September 6, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom met with truss and formally appointed truss as the new Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. This was the Queen’s last public appearance.
Having finished this stirring history, let’s talk about the impact of the Queen’s death on Britain. It may be beyond your imagination.
First, the first hidden danger is that the British monarchy will be shaken.
In recent years, the British royal family has been deeply involved in a series of scandals, including the divorce of the Queen’s eldest son Charles from the beloved Princess Diana, the separation of the Queen’s grandson Prince Harry from the royal family, the accusations of racism by the Harry couple, the sexual assault allegations by the queen’s second son Prince Andrew in the United States, and the deprivation by the queen of the honorary military rank and royal patronage status of Prince Harry and Prince Andrew, Prince Harry took the British government to court for his dissatisfaction with the cancellation of security measures.
As the reputation of the royal family was gradually damaged, the voice of questioning the monarchy and the royal family and calling for the establishment of a republic continued to rise. The queen led the British royal family through many public opinion crises, and her existence ensured the “temporary security” of the monarchy with a history of nearly 1000 years. With the end of the era of Elizabeth II, how the British regime will evolve next is full of uncertainty.
The British support the monarchy.
They believe that the monarchy and constitutional monarchy are a proud historical tradition. The royal family is conducive to the unity and stability of Britain. Moreover, the existence of the royal family can also enhance the image of Britain and add attraction to the tourism industry. Moreover, the British monarch has no real power and will not affect the democratic process of the country.
However, there are also many opponents, who think that the money of the royal family members is not all given by the taxpayers. Why should we spend money to feed them moths?
Originally, when Queen Elizabeth was still alive, she could suppress those voices of opposition.
Because, over the past 70 years, she has performed her duties diligently and has a high prestige in the hearts of the people. The vast majority of British people still support her. They respect the queen very much and dare not say anything more.
For most people, the monarchy and the queen are synonymous.
But now that the queen is gone, who can continue to maintain this fragile monarchy?
According to the global news network of Canada, in this Commonwealth country with the closest relationship with the British royal family, the latest poll shows that 67% of the respondents say they oppose Charles to become the next head of state of Canada, and 76% of the respondents oppose Charles’ wife to become “Queen Camilla”.
In Britain, only 54% of the people have a positive attitude towards Charles, compared with the 80% support rate of her mother Elizabeth II.
In addition, a YouGov poll released in April this year shows that only 34% of the people hope that Charles will become king in the future, and even 37% of the people hope that his son Prince William will directly inherit the throne…
Of course, there is no suspense now.
Charles has been declared king of England.
Where will King Charles lead Britain? Let’s wait and see.
The second hidden danger is the British Commonwealth.
As an important member of the British Commonwealth, Australia and Canada have also been calling for abolishing the monarchy and moving towards a republic.
As early as 1999, Australia held a referendum to decide whether to grant the right to elect the head of state to the Australian Parliament.
In the end, 45% of the people voted for it and 55% voted against it, and the monarchy was preserved.
But polls show that the number of people in Australia who support the abolition of the monarchy is rising.
The same is true in Canada. A poll conducted by “voting compass” in 2021 shows that about 45% of Canadians support Canada’s transformation into a republic.
When Queen Elizabeth was alive, she made full use of her influence to strengthen the unity among Member States and played an important role in creating social and economic benefits for these countries. Therefore, she was deeply loved by the people of the Commonwealth.
But now, can Charles still do that?
Now that the queen has passed away, it can not be ruled out that more and more countries will seek to change the regime and cut off their ties with the British royal family, which may bring great shock to the Commonwealth.
What should we do?
The third hidden danger is also the most important point for Britain.
The full name of Britain is the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which is composed of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
In 2014, Scotland held an independence referendum. In addition, Wales and Northern Ireland have also been clamoring for independence.
When the queen was around, her prestige was unprecedented.
Those people who advocate independence only know the queen of England and do not know the British government.
Some even say that the British may question the constitutional monarchy, but they have never questioned their own monarch.
The queen is their spiritual totem.
But now that the queen has died, who can continue to stabilize this situation?
A hundred years ago.
In the Far East, there was once such an old lady.
In 1835, Daoguang was born in the 15th year. At that time, the Qing Dynasty was still living in the afterglow of the post Qianlong era, and the dream of heaven had not awakened.
Just like the time when Elizabeth was born, Britain in 1926, despite the first World War, was still an Empire where the sun never set and its influence was still there.
Both ancient empires have the dream of being the first in the world and being complacent.
Both of them were born in the tail of prosperity, but they met with chaos.
One was World War II and the other was the second Opium War.
Both ancient empires were in decline after the war.
The Empire of never setting sun has become history, and the Qing Dynasty of China has also laid down its dignity and started the Westernization Movement.
After World War II, Queen Elizabeth ascended to the throne.
After the second Opium War, in the Xinyou coup of 1861, the old lady in the East listened to politics behind a curtain and held the highest power.
Then, the two old ladies began their rule for half a century. During this period, the world political arena changed like a fleeting glance, but they remained firm.
They witnessed the final glory of their ancient empires together, but in the end, they were also in their hands, gradually weakening.
Today, more than a hundred years later, the old lady in England has left.
I don’t know how Britain will go in the future.
All I know is that three years after the death of the old lady in the East, the ancient empire collapsed under the gunfire of the 1911 Revolution.
With the wheels of history rolling forward, where will the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland go?
Perhaps, in less than three years, we will witness history again.