The first night I was home, I dreamed that I spent an afternoon strolling museums with Her Majesty. She was very pleasant.
She’s in pretty damn good shape for woman of 87 years. The Queen Mum died at age 101–can you imagine? So I’m not so sure Charles will make it to the throne any time soon.
Elizabeth was a beautiful young woman when she took the throne in 1953, and I was able to capture some historic video of her coronation that was playing at the Royal Mews. It’s hard to imagine what went through her mind as she grieved her father’s death and prepared for a lifelong role of such significance–and restriction.
These videos give an idea of what a big deal the monarchy was in 1953. The size of the crowd was awesome.
Love to know your thoughts on the monarchy.