News, Top Stories

Ending of Queen Elizabeth’s Era

After 70 years on the throne, the modern Elizabethan era ends with the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Photo from Getty Images.

After a period of mourning across the country, her majesty’s coffin will be taken from Westminster Hall to Westminster Abbey, where both kings and queens alike are crowned,here her funeral will be held on Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. 

This will be the first monarch’s funeral hosted in Westminster Abbey since the 18th century. Following the funeral, Queen Elizabeth’s coffin will be driven to Wellington Arch prior to being transported to Windsor Castel. The queen will be given a committal service located at St George’s Chapel before reaching the Royal Vault where she will lay beside her late husband Prince Phillip.   

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest serving monarch in British history, died at the Balmoral Castle on the afternoon of Sept. 8th at 96 years old. 

Elizabeth II took the throne in 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI. After serving 70 years, she passed her royal responsibilities to her son King Charles III the morning of her death. 

With the long-lasting reign she held, this period was named the “Modern Elizabethan Era.” She accomplished many things on the throne, including being an auto mechanic with the British military after enrolling at 18 despite family refusal. She was only 13 when World War II began and by the time she came of age in 1944, the war was coming to an end. 

She was the epitome of “soft power.” The position she inherited was already extremely reduced in terms of actual power and authority, and during her reign, the crown underwent a transformation into a figurehead position. Some royal duties include sanctioning legislation from Parliament with the power of refusable. Arguably, the largest accomplishment of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth is the stability she built after WWII and the controversial abdication of her uncle King Edward VIII, happening just three years before the war started. Elizabeth worked alongside 15 different prime ministers, including Winston Churchill. 


As expected, the 70 years she ruled have been filled with change. She was the first televised queen. Many are surprised that the royal family was actually the focus of one of the first reality show-style documentaries. Elizabeth had archived it so that it could never be found. Her time in power saw the creation of cell phones, the internet, and social media. 

Despite her lifelong dedication to her job, it’s well known that the queen also kept several hobbies. Most well known is her appreciation of corgi dogs and the breeding of puppies and dorgis, a dachshund and corgi mix. She also dedicated a lot of time to her daughter’s horse riding career even long before Princess Anne’s Olympic Horse Riding career took off. The late queen was also involved with the sale and breeding of horses.

Her late husband, Prince Phillip of Edinburgh, will have his casket moved from holding in St. George’s Chapel in Windsor and taken to King George VI’s Memorial Chapel within St. George, where he and Elizabeth will lay together.