Leo McKinstry

How Elizabeth ensured the monarchy survived

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Perhaps the most powerful tribute to Queen Elizabeth’s success is that, at the time of her death, republicanism remains a fringe cause in Britain. Today we mourn the end of her unique reign, yet the immediate future of the Crown is secure because of the admiration she inspired.

Without her steadfast, reassuring presence on the throne, the course of the monarchy could have been far more troubled over the last seven decades.

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