At age 25 you have two young children and are vacationing with your husband when you find out your father dies.
You now find yourself at the head of a devolving empire, in dire economic straits from two world wars and a building new cold war, facing domestic strife and more.
For generations, even outside the Anglosphere, when people heard “The Queen,” only one person came to mind: Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
She did, and will, define an era.
Her duty and composure – and her ability to hold the affections of her people – is an example to all.
A long and impactful life – and a lasting legacy for her nation.