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.
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...