Blog: Elizabeth II, the queen who could handle everything: Brexit, Megxit, the pandemic, racism in the palace and the shadow of Andrés – Sportsfinding

In recent years, the monarch has shown her unwavering strength by standing up to all her fronts. Isabel II He has fulfilled seven decades of reign and service to his country. The whole of the United Kingdom, now in mourning for his loss, paid tribute to him in 2022 for his Platinum Jubilee, which lasted for weeks and culminated in June, with the traditional Trooping The Color parade. A parade presided over by the Sovereign for the second birthday of her widow, after the death of her husband, Philip of Edinburgh, on April 9, 2021. These have been all her fronts, which she faced with a sense of duty, loyalty and integrity. A symbol of resistance, strength and resilience.

In recent years, the head of the House of Windsor lived the day to day of an endless Brexit. The departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union materialized in January 2020, after years of complex negotiations with Brussels.

The Megxit, a jug of cold water

Weeks before the Covid pandemic broke out, in 2020, another bomb exploded in Buckingham: the decision of his grandson Harry y Meghan Markle to leave the royal family to create his own space, away from the palace and media exposure. His departure from London, the Megxit, fell like a jug of cold water in the house. According to the BBC, it caused “disappointment”. The monarch was aware of her grandson’s plans, but she was “upset” that they made it public on the networks, according to CNN. The couple distanced themselves from The Firm (the House) and found their home in Montecito, Los Angeles, in a $13 million mansion.

2021: the devastating interview of the Sussexes

The worst was yet to come: the interview that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex gave exclusively to their friend and neighbor at home Oprah Winfrey in 2021. The devastating revelations of the former actress, her suicidal ideas and the racist comment she suffered about the skin tone of her first child, Archieshocked world public opinion. The monarch had to break Buckingham’s culture of silence and respond to the accusations. “The issues raised are concerning, especially the racial ones… They are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family in private,” the statement read.

Last December, the identity of the member of the Royal House who made a racist comment about the skin color of little Archie, the son of Harry and Meghan, was known. charles of england. The prince’s spokesman clarified that in those words about “the color of the skin” there was no racist background. Even Guillermo also came out in his defense speaking of a lack of tact. These comments damaged the image of Carlos. A figure questioned by the British for his lack of connection with the people and his muted charisma, compared to the magnetism of his 96-year-old mother. The Prince of Wales is 73 years old. Even by age, by generation and by image, he had spoken of the overtaken of his son William. The duke, in fact, carries in his genes the social charisma of his mother, Diana of Wales.

The monarch waited until February 6 of this year, on the occasion of her 70th anniversary of reign, to announce that Camilla she would be the queen consort when her husband, Carlos, came to the throne. The much debated succession question was cleared up.

2022: the shadow of Andrés in the Epstein case

Another annus horribilis for Isabel: the enormous shadow of her son Andrés, due to his dark friendship with the pedophile tycoon Jeffrey Epsteinaccused of sexual trafficking of minors. This scandal weighed like a slab for this woman, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Finally, the Duke reached an out-of-court settlement with Virginia Giuffre, who sued her for sexual abuse when she was 17 years old. Andrew would have donated to his plaintiff an amount that would be around 14 million euros. The Epstein case was a serious crisis of reputation in the Windsor family. As a firewall, the sovereign stripped her favorite son of all her military titles and honors. The storm raged just as the Queen was preparing her Platinum Jubilee.


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