Isabel II, the guarantor of the constitutional order

Elizabeth II was as popular as ever and much more popular than any politician. Some 82% of Britons think that she “did a good job during her time on the throne” and only 6% believe the opposite. In fact, the monarch is possibly more popular than the idea of ​​monarchy itself. When asked in early 2021 (although 61% said Britain should continue to have a monarchy in the future), 24% said it should have an elected head of state instead, a figure that rose to 41% between young people between 18 and 24 years old.

The reasons for the extraordinary popularity of the queen (which was only seriously affected when she was accused of reacting with insufficient empathy after the death of Diana of Wales in 1997) are many and varied. Although fabulously wealthy on her own, she was quite down to earth and apparently had a biting sense of humor, as well as the ability to speak to people of all kinds of backgrounds, creeds, and colors, useful in an increasingly multicultural country with global reach. . She also displayed an obvious devotion to duty. It may even be the case that the family problems she encountered from her made him somehow closer to her subjects. Certainly, in difficult times, Queen Elizabeth has been a symbol around which a sometimes fractured and polarized nation could unite. The fact that she was like this is largely due to the fact that she was seen as “above politics” in the sense that she did not show any bias towards one of the two main political parties in the country, Conservatives and labour.


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