April 21, 2008

Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!


H.M. Queen Elizabeth II was born this day in 1926.

I belieeeve that Elizabeth is now the oldest reigning monarch in the history of the U.K. and its various bits and pieces, Queen Victoria having died at the age of 81. Victoria has still reigned longest (63 years), followed by George III (59 years), but it's not unreasonable to imagine that Elizabeth might very well beat that record as well.

As I ponder on her birthday every year, I always have the same thought: Poor woman - she deserves an awful lot better than what she has, from a dysfunctional family poisoned by the virus of celebrity to a society quickly hurtling toward the abyss. That she troupes on in spite of it all is a mark of her character.

Posted by Robert at April 21, 2008 09:45 AM | TrackBack

Don't you think she has some culpability? I mean, really?

Posted by: Mrs. Peperium at April 21, 2008 01:01 PM

Oh, no, I wouldn't argue that she's blameless, especially with the progeny. But I still feel sorry for her.

Posted by: Robbo the LB at April 21, 2008 01:26 PM

Nothing but best wishes for her on her birthday, but I am glad we cast of royalty two centuries ago.

Posted by: rbj at April 21, 2008 02:05 PM

(Raises glass)

To 'er Majesty, the Queen! Gawd bless 'er!"

Posted by: mojo at April 21, 2008 03:01 PM