EPISODE 640 DEATH OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II – FUNERAL PROCESSION TO WESTMINSTER HALL, SEPT. 14,2022
sept. 14, 2022
Too much to be said, too little space to say it. Queen Elizabeth II became Queen in 1952, formally in 1953, the year I entered
High School. First assignment was to create a scrapbook of her coronation. She seemed like an older sister…suddenly elevated
to a position where her lifetime would be on public view. And that is how she spent the last 70 years of her life…on public view.
Yes, she was rich, one of the richest women in the world. But I wonder if she would trade that position as Queen and the great wealth
for a normal life like yours and mine? She was a great woman whose life changed abruptly when her father died. She was
just a young girl really. Suddenly on centre stage for the rest of her life. I Would like to have met her. What would I say or do?
Perhaps I can find that old Grade 9 scrapbook. We were both kids back then.
Below are pictures of her funeral procession to Westminster Hall in London, England, on Wednesday Sept. 14, 2022.
Marjorie and I were able to pay our respects to Queen Elizabeth in the privacy of our own home.
Queen Elizabeth had moments of privacy with Philip, her children, her horses and her dogs.
But these moments were few and far between. Most of her life she was on public view.
Just imagine that. Put your feet in her shoes. Could you handle that? We will miss her. Our
world has become an unfriendly place…unsteady. We need her self-control right now.
Some readers are ardent royalists, some are not. Some are luke warm royalists who
resent the vestiges of the class system and the whole concept of a constitutional monarchy.
Positive and negative people. Twas river thus. Most have a warm spot for Queen Elizabeth II.