The Foxhole is today proud to celebrate the Queen’s incredible life of devoted public service as the UK approaches celebrations of her 70th year on the throne next year.
The 94-year-old monarch is expected to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee next June, with the British public once again set to pay thanks to Her Majesty for her lifetime of dedication to the UK and the Commonwealth.
The 2012 Diamond Jubilee celebrations saw most of the country watch the magnificent Royal Thames Flotilla while 1 in 5 mingled with friends and neighbours at joyous grassroots-organised street parties.
Huge national celebrations of our country and our Queen could also mark Britain’s defeat of the hated coronavirus and the return of our traditional way of life after a difficult pandemic and Europe-beating vaccine roll-out.
The Queen has used her status as beloved head of state to aid the vaccine roll-out herself, encouraging Brits to get vaccinated and sharing her own experiences of getting the jab.
Her Majesty is already the longest-lived and longest-serving British monarch, continuing to devotedly carry out her royal duties regardless of obstacles thrown up by circumstance.
The nation was moved in November by her dignified appearance at the Cenotaph, leading the country in remembrance of our war dead despite the challenges posed by coronavirus.
During World War II the Queen became the first female member of the monarchy to join the British Armed Forces, fighting against the objections of her parents to enlist and do her bit for the national struggle against Adolf Hitler.
In February 1945 aged just 19, she joined the Women’s Auxiliary Territory Service and took weeks of training to repair and drive heavy duty military vehicles. She was eventually dubbed “Princess Auto Mechanic” by the Associated Press.
She and her younger sister Margaret famously snuck out of Buckingham Palace to celebrate with ordinary members of the British public when Germany finally surrendered to Allied forces that May.
She ascended to the throne on 6 February 1952 and enjoyed a magnificent coronation ceremony the next year, which attracted the rapt attention of the entire world.
Her reign has seen the peaceful transition of many imperial realms to independence, while also seeing the strengthening of an amazing world-wide Commonwealth of nations.
Her Majesty yesterday delivered a message celebrating the “friendship, spirit of unity and achievements” of our amazing Commonwealth as she joined with other public spirited royals to remark on the “deeper appreciation of the mutual support and spiritual sustenance we enjoy by being connected to others.”
Data from the survey firm YouGov reveals how 73% of Brits have a positive opinion of the Queen – fondness that has only deepened over the years as Her Majesty has provided the nation with a comforting and familiar presence as we’ve struggled through periods of war, terrorism, and economic turbulence.
Just as the Queen has stood by the British people through thick and thin, Brits now watch on with sympathy while the Queen’s devoted husband, Prince Philip, remains in hospital.
Eagled eyed royal observers noted how the Queen wore her platinum, diamond and sapphire chrysanthemum brooch for her Commonwealth address yesterday – worn in famous pictures of her honeymoon and interpreted as a gesture of love for her husband.
Our celebration of Her Majesty and her amazing life comes in the wake of a bombshell TV interview of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, conducted by American celeb Oprah Winfrey.
Top British broadcaster Piers Morgan branded the talk “an absolutely disgraceful betrayal of the Queen and the Royal Family” and said that the couple had “spent two hours trashing everything the Queen stands for & has worked so hard to maintain, whilst pretending to support her.”
In the interview Markle did pay tribute to the Queen, saying: “the Queen has always been wonderful to me. She has always been warm and inviting and welcoming.”