Queen praised for 'service to history' as Commonwealth mourns Her Majesty's death

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The Queen has been praised for her “service to history” as the Commonwealth mourns the loss of the longest reigning monarch. Queen Elizabeth II ascended to the throne on February 6, 1952 at the age of 25, serving the United Kingdom until her death on September 8, 2022. Her Majesty continued her duty until the age of 96 – seeing in her 15th prime minister, Liz Truss, at Balmoral on September 6.

There has been an outpouring of love for Queen Elizabeth II, with one social media saying she gave “Britons a connection to a past they could be proud of”. 

Writing for Spiked, in a piece titled ‘The Queen’s service to history’, journalist Frank Furedi echoed the sentiment, noting how Her Majesty “successfully personified the connection between the nation’s past and present”.

He added: “In doing so, she came to play the role of a countercultural monarch. Her values and her behaviour reminded British society of a very different world to the one being promoted by the media and other cultural institutions. In some ways, this was the source of her popularity and moral authority.

“She made people feel good about who they were and instilled pride about the British way of life.”

The Queen’s funeral was held this morning at Westminster Abbey in London, with thousands of mourners turning up to pay their respects.

Her Majesty will be buried within the King George VI Memorial Chapel, where she joins King George VI, the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

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The Committal of Her Majesty is now taking place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle.

King Charles is joined by Camilla, Queen Consort, as well as siblings Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.

Prince Harry and William are also in attendance, along with wives Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, and Kate, Princess of Wales.

Prince George and Princess Charlotte are also attending, as is Mike Tindall, Zara Tindall, Savannah Phillips, Isla Phillips and Lena Tindall.

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