The symbolic character of this extraordinary funeral is the remembrance of seventy years of its remarkable presence in times of both peace and war.
Because of her sudden absence at the age of 96, the people of the United Kingdom are preparing to express their deep sadness by putting on their black clothes, and getting used to seeing the face of her son and heir, King Charles.
The British admit that they began to stutter during the national anthem. The reason is that they used to pray for the Queen since she took office, at the age of twenty-six, and from now on they will pray for King Charles for salvation. And such a need can be repeated for more than a hundred years. All this because King Charles’ heir will be Prince of Wales Prince William, to be succeeded by Prince George. This is if we assume that the hierarchy has not been disturbed by a “cromwellian” uprising, as happened in the past.
The funny thing is that this uprising emerged through a young man who carried in his hands a sign that read “The Republic.” He insisted on showing it to the police organizing the celebration as an indication of the widening circle of challenge.
Historians claim that the sailors of Phoenicia were the first to discover Britain, before they gave it a name that expresses its production, which is “Britannica”, meaning the land of tin, due to the abundance of its production of tin!
The reason for this name is found in the “Lighton” private museum, located in the “Kensington” area in central London. The museum includes a huge painting showing sailors from Phoenicia bargaining to sell fabrics bearing the color of purple dye… in exchange for sheep skins!
Returning to the central topic, the death of Queen Elizabeth II is still a global event that captures the attention of various countries.
Despite Russian President Vladimir Putin’s preoccupation with the Ukraine war, he found time to write a congratulatory telegram to the heir, King Charles.
As for French President Emmanuel Macron, he praised the decision taken by the Mayor of Paris to turn off the lights of the famous Eiffel Tower.
US President Joe Biden, in turn, announced the US flags at half-mast over the White House and federal official buildings.
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro declared three days of mourning for the Queen’s death.
If the Secretary-General of the United Nations had counted the gestures of sympathy with the British people during this sudden ordeal, he would have discovered that the majority of countries contributed to sharing their grief and sorrow. The reason is that the Queen has maintained bonds of friendship and respect with all countries.
Perennial local newspapers such as The Times and the Daily Mail report that Princess Elizabeth was not yet 13 when World War II broke out in 1939. For her safety and protection, the government and the army leadership decided to move her to “Windsor Castle” with her sister Margaret.
On a rainy day filled with the sound of bombs, the British heard on BBC radio the voice of the fourteen-year-old Princess Elizabeth, addressing the children of her country, calling on them to be patient and courageous.
Two years after that incident, these boys joined the ranks of the National Guard, which gave them opportunities to train in the use of light weapons, and to drive various army vehicles.
When Winston Churchill, Prime Minister, announced the victory of the Allies over the Nazis and Fascists, Elizabeth was at the forefront of those who danced in the street for joy.
On February 6, 1952, Princess Elizabeth became queen after the death of her father, King George VI. She was crowned at Westminster Abbey in London in 1953. Her son and heir says that his mother died along with her husband, Prince Philip, who died on April 9, 2021. She expressed very frankly about his influential role in her life, in her success, and in helping her to endure the difficult circumstances she went through. And her bridesmaids often watched her cry silently, remembering the good days Prince Philip had secured for her. She summed up her feelings for him in short words as he lamented him: “Deep sadness is the price we pay for our deep love.”
The important question remained regarding the performance of her heir, King Charles III, and whether his presence at her side through thick and thin had given him the blessing of imitating her in everything.
It was when he pledged to serve the people of the United Kingdom and other territories for life that he described his mother as an inspiration to him and his family.
In order to incite Israel against the Queen of the Jews of the world, Haaretz provided the following news: “Despite her official visits to 120 countries, Queen Elizabeth II never visited Israel even once!”
Since the royal palace did not provide an explanation for this behavior, some Arab newspapers only said, “With this behavior, they stripped the British legitimacy from the Balfour Declaration!”