This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman


September 29, 2022

Last week, we said our final goodbye to a woman who has been a constant presence throughout most of our lives – whether you come from the UK or not.

Until that moment, I couldn’t have told you what it means to have a queen. Not really.

I couldn’t have explained it because I have never known what it’s like not to have one.

Until now.

I could wax lyrical about the good things Queen Elizabeth II has done for this world, and for her people. The “soft” power she wielded in the best way possible: by doing anything and everything she could to bring people together, at home and across t...

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