The problem: The death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s longest-serving monarch, at the age of 96.
Queen Elizabeth was part of the fabric of British life (“The Queen,” September 9).
She was everyone’s mother and grandmother. Every Briton (including myself) felt a personal loss when she died.
It will be difficult to follow, but I know everyone in the UK will wish King Charles III every success in his reign.
There are very few people who deserve our love and respect, and Queen Elizabeth is among the top three.
For decades she ruled with compassion, fairness, patriotism and selflessness. She was just a good lady.
Throughout her 70 years on the throne, even when things were tough, whether globally or personally, she never wavered and stood up for what she believed in.
Her only misstep may have been not speaking soon enough after Princess Diana’s death, but realizing her mistake, she addressed Britain with sympathy and love. May God bless her and may she rest in peace.
Queen Elizabeth was thrust into the role of monarch long before expected. His response was to go beyond the call of duty.
During her 70-year reign, she led Britain through peaks and valleys with calm and quiet determination. She has always kept her cool in the face of crises, whether national or personal.
She was a role model we should all strive to emulate. During her reign, she adapted with the times, but never losing her grace, elegance and dignity. Requiescat in pace.
Peter W. Kelly
Hazlet, New Jersey
Few can imagine the dignity, inspiration and respect world leaders would command if they emulated the finer qualities Queen Elizabeth brought to her reign for 70 years, spotless, vanity and faultless. .
Who could measure up? Not Russian President Vladimir Putin, not former President Donald Trump and not President Biden.
With the passing of Queen Elizabeth, it is worth discussing the emotional outpouring of millions around the world.
This is largely due to its values. As Piers Morgan said (“Reign Is Supreme,” Sept. 9), she was “a woman who devoted her life to duty, putting service to her country above all else.”
In other words, it wasn’t about her, or her ego, but rather about serving her country with dignity and wisdom.
Compare that to the leaders of America today: angry, mean-spirited, frustrated, constantly lashing out at and demonizing opponents for having the audacity to oppose them.
Nothing is their fault, all mistakes must be deflected onto their real or imagined enemies, and self-interest completely outweighs restraint.
The contrast cannot be ignored after the death of such a graceful person. This makes his loss even greater.
Queen Elizabeth, who reigned as England’s longest monarch, was indeed a woman of great class and kindness.
She led England with humanity and empathy, always caring for the well-being of the British people.
Now she has ascended the long stairway to that grand palace in heaven to be with her late husband. She left a very heavy mark on world politics and she was always the best of the best.
May God bring comfort to the royal family as well as to the British people in this hour of sadness.
The whole world has lost a truly superb human being. We will all mourn the loss of this wonderful queen.
The tiny giant of a queen we have just lost carried on her shoulders over 1,000 years of Britain’s immeasurable contribution to all that is nobler and more promising in the human spirit. God protect the queen’s legacy.
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