This April 21 marks the first birthday without the presence of the UK’s beloved Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away last September 8 at the age of 96. The sovereign’s death has left an incredible void in the hearts of her subjects and around the world. In her case, we are talking about one of the most iconic figures of all time, by far the longest-serving monarch in the history of the United Kingdom (but not only), ascending the throne at just 25 on February 6, 1952. During her years of reign Elizabeth II faced many political and personal challenges, and led her country through moments of great social and economic transformation. A great many events marked her actions as ruler, from the end of the British Empire, to the Cold War, through technological transformations and changes in world politics. Despite all this, Queen Elizabeth II has always maintained her emblematic reassuring allure, earning respect and admiration.
Today, on her birthday, we celebrate her. We remember how, with her death, the whole world lost an extraordinary figure of incredible strength, dignity and deep dedication to public service.
TODAY WE CELEBRATE QUEEN ELIZABETH II’S FIRST BIRTHDAY AFTER HER PASSING
WILL MEGHAN MARKLE ATTEND THE CORONATION OF KING CHARLES III?
As many of you already know, the date of King Charles IIi’s coronation was confirmed by Buckingham Palace last October 11, 2022, and has been set for the morning of Saturday, May 6, 2023. This event will be held in Westminster Abbey and is a historic event that will mark the beginning of a new era for Britain and the monarchy, which in the past has been considered weak and distant from the vision of today’s society. Whether the crown will adapt to changing times and remain a figurehead cannot be known, but this historic event will certainly capture the attention of the United Kingdom, its overseas territories, and the rest of the world.
Will Prince Harry attend the coronation of King Charles and Queen Camilla with Meghan Markle?
Sadly, no, Buckingham Palace has confirmed that the Duke of Sussex (now just Harry Windsor) will attend the coronation ceremony of King and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey in London on May 6, while his wife Meghan Markle will remain in California with Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet.” In addition, Prince Archie’s birthday will be celebrated during the coronation weekend.