The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year’must adapt’ in order for royals to be able to celebrate’survival.’
THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM jubilee is coming up in February, and the entire country will be celebrating her 70 years on the throne.
What will the UK be commemorating, however?
After being proclaimed Queen on February 6, 1952, on the day of her father’s death, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned on June 2, 1953.
Following the death of King George VI in 1952, the then-Princess Elizabeth was proclaimed Queen, and she was crowned the following year.
The Queen will mark 70 years as the British sovereign next month, on February 6, 2022, which will be the first time in the Royal Family’s history.
Barry Turner, a royal author, spoke exclusively to This website about the Queen’s 1953 coronation and how the Platinum Jubilee this year will hopefully differ from the “semi-medieval” celebrations of 70 years ago.
“The contrast between then and now is so stark that anyone who knows about or remembers the coronation will notice the difference between the kind of country we had then and the kind of country we have now,” he said.
“There’s a chance the jubilee will just be another opportunity to look back.”
“I’m hoping there won’t be too much looking back, and instead that there will be more looking forward, learning the lessons of the Queen’s reign and seeing how that will affect the future.”
“If loyalty is to survive, it must adapt.”
It can’t possibly be a semi-medieval Tudor nostalgic relic for much longer.
“There has to be less fawning and a more realistic view of what monarchy is about and what it can achieve for the next generation – and that will take a lot of creative thinking,” the expert said.
“One of the conclusions I’ve come to while doing research for this book is that everyone involved in the 1953 coronation has a tendency to look back all the time,” Barry continued.
“It was a time when the ruling class and aristocracy had been severely harmed by taxation and the two world wars, but they had persevered.”
“There was a real sense that Britain was still ruled by the social oligarchy that ruled during Victoria’s reign.”
“I think there was a sense of belonging and continuity.”
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