Skip to main content

The Queen will never abdicate

Queen Elizabeth II had vowed never to abdicate

When Queen Elizabeth II vowed to dedicate her life for the service of her country and the Commonwealth “be it long or short,” she meant was she said. And so, 60 years after she became, the 86 year old monarch, still smiling and waiving, continues to perform her duty without ceasing.

The Queen’s closest friends revealed that she will “never, never abdicate.” In fact, she is determined more than ever to serve the country until she breathes her last.

“Her fierce resolve should not be seen as a snub to her son and heir, Prince Charles,”  reports Daily Mail, rather, it is a sign of her over-riding sense of duty that she has since taking her Coronation vows six decades ago.

“The promise she made before God to dedicate her life to her country and to her people all those years ago is one that she takes as seriously today,’ said one member of her inner circle.
“As far as she is concerned, that has been it. And that will be it, for the rest of her life.”

With all the selfless and dedication to duty she’s offered, there’s no reason why such is the outpour of public affection for her. On the eve of her Diamond Jubilee celebrations, a wave of tributes were poured in for the Queen, who is the second monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee, next to Queen Victoria.

The Archbishop of Canterbury hair her an “exceptional gift” to the nation, Prime Minister David Cameron described her as “brilliant, enduring and resilient” while Prince Charles said simply she was his “wonderful Mama.”


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

10 Interesting Facts About Princess Margaret of United Kingdom, Countess of Snowdon

Princess Margaret Rose was one of the most popular, albeit controversial, royals during her lifetime. She was a rather sad figure, a victim of love at an early age and a person who constantly sought affection and attention as she went on to looked for the real meaning of her life. Might as well want to learn about the colorful life of Queen Elizabeth II's younger sister? Here are 10 interesting facts about her.

1. Born on August 30, 1930, in Glamis, the family seat of her mother's family, Princess Margaret was the first member of the British Royal Family to be born in Scotland for over 300 years.

2. Her parents, the then Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth) wanted to call her Anne, but her grandfather, King George V, vetoed, so they named her Margaret Rose, instead.

3. In 1936, the princess' relatively peaceful life was altered considerably when his uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated to marry the woman he loved, the two-time American divorce…

A Day in the Life of The Queen: How Queen Elizabeth II Spends Her Day

Queen Elizabeth II is a stickler for order, and so routine is a part of Her Majesty’s day-to-day life. She rises at around 8.30 am and would be greeted by a piper who plays at 9am on the terrace beneath her apartment at Buckingham Palace. When longtime attendant and confidante Margaret MacDonald was still in service, Don Coolican noted that  Bobo, as The Queen affectionately called MacDonald, would awaken her, “bringing in a cup of tea and a plate of biscuits handed over by the footman.” The Queen’s corgis are the first creatures to grace The Queen , who would also beg to be given biscuits, Coolican writes.

King Edward VIII’s Financial Settlement: How Much Money Did He Get After The Abdication?

King Edward VIII leaped into financial uncertainty the moment he signed the Instrument of Abdication on December 10, 1936. That same day, Edward, now known as Duke of Windsor, entered into an agreement with his younger brother and successor, King George VI, that secured him £25,000 annually for the rest of his life. However, the King later renounced this agreement and instead offered him a smaller amount which would cease upon the King's death. The condition is that Edward should never step into British soil unless invited by government.