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  • Writer's pictureMicaela Giacobbe

Our Queen

As the world's longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II at the age of 96, died after more than 7 decades on the throne.

I must say that our sovereign's passing had a big impact on me. I am not what you would call a royalist however when I moved to this country in 1996 and throughout my years here in the UK, the Queen was always there and I can’t help but feel a huge sense of grief.

She was the symbol of integrity, hope, courage and inspiration.

Here are four things, I believe we can all learn from Queen Elizabeth II.

1. Adaptability

During her reign, she witnessed tremendous change, technological, social, and political and yet she adapted to all so gracefully keeping up with the times.

To me, this means that it is never late to learn new things. and embrace change. We can all learn from her willingness to keep up with the times and stay open-minded and embrace change.

2. Resilience

Both home and abroad the Queen faced numerous challenges and often had to embrace criticism.

Through it all, she always stayed calm and never gave up her commitment to her people. I believe that her resilience is an inspiration to us all.

3. Family

A devoted mother, wife, grandma, daughter and sister. She always put her family first as her children have been telling over these last few days. She said: "If I am asked what I think about family after 25 years of marriage, I can answer with equal simplicity and conviction, I am for it".

No matter how stressful or busy one's life is, family should always come first and we should always give priority to the people we love in our life.

4. Hope

Queen Elizabeth brought hope to her people in difficult times.

We have heard it in numerous of her speeches. The Queen's messages were always there to bring people together because ultimately we are stronger together.

Final thoughts

Queen Elizabeth II was an ERA-DEFINING monarch and she will be greatly missed. A true example of tradition, resiliance, adaptability, duty and family values; all qualities we should aspire to in our own lives.

So, we should CELEBRATE her life and aspire to be a little bit like her so that she can continue to live through us all.

What about you? What inspired you about Queen Elizabeth II? Share with us all what stood out in her life.


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