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Boris Johnson says Elizabeth II deserves the label ‘Great’

This content was published on May 26, 2022 – 14:16

London, May 26 (EFE). British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, today, Thursday, praised Elizabeth II’s service, marking the 70th anniversary of her rule, noting that no other monarch of the United Kingdom deserves the adjective of “greatness”.

In a statement to the House of Commons, the prime minister paid tribute to Elizabeth II, 96, before the country celebrated its platinum jubilee – the 70th anniversary of her accession – between June 2-5, when all kinds of events will take place. From a Buckingham Palace concert to street parties.

“Since the founding of the Palace of Westminster (Parliament) more than 1,000 years ago, (Elizabeth II) has experienced war and peace, pestilence and abundance, the rise and fall of empires and all kinds of revolutions: scientific, industrial, political and ecumenical,” the prime minister said.

“In our history, no king has served this country throughout this first platinum jubilee, but most importantly, no king has served it so well,” he added.

The conservative leader stressed that the Queen had dedicated her life to what a constitutional monarchy could and should be.

During her 70-year reign, Elizabeth II spoke with 14 prime ministers – from Winston Churchill to Boris Johnson – who attended more than 20,000 official engagements, gave royal punishments to 4,000 pieces of legislation and made 112 state visits.

Johnson noted that the Queen holds many world records, such as the person who achieved the most official opening of the Olympic Games and also participated in one of them, in reference to the 2012 London Olympics, when she joined the actor Daniel Craig, in his James Bond movie. Personal at the opening ceremony.

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Although the prime minister made it clear that he could not reveal details of his meetings with Elizabeth II, he said his knowledge of “politics and international relations is deep”.

For his part, Labor leader Keir Starmer stated that British sovereignty is an important part of the UK’s history, and that it is “difficult to imagine a country without it”.

“We come together to celebrate Her Majesty this year, the year of the Platinum Jubilee, not just for all that she’s done, not just for the time she’s spent on it, but for the way she’s done it.” The first opposition party.

Elizabeth II ascended to the British throne after the death of her father, King George VI on February 6, 1952, and a year later was crowned in Westminster Abbey (London).

Elizabeth II married the Duke of Edinburgh in November 1947, and had four children – Prince Charles and heir to the British crown, Princess Anne and Princes Andrew and Edward. EFE

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