Upon taking the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II inherited millions of subjects around the world, many of them unwilling. Today, in the British Empire’s former colonies, her death brings complicated feelings, including anger.
Liz Truss took over as British prime minister on Tuesday, facing one of the most daunting set of challenges for an incoming leader in post-War history led by soaring energy bills, a looming recession and industrial strife.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday set out his government's priorities at a parliamentary ceremony attended by the queen who identified Brexit as government’s top agenda at the end of October.
Only one day after the Queen approved another suspension of the UK Parliament, the Government has summoned MPs to hold an emergency session on Saturday October 19 - the day after the make-or-break EU summit.
As a largely ceremonial head of state, Queen Elizabeth II is meant to remain above the fray of politics. But it comes as no surprise amid the Queen’s Brexit fiasco that a former prime minister revealed the Monarch had had a hand in swaying the 2014 vote of Scottish independence.