Elizabeth II is a model of feminine excellence and an example for young people who may not be born to royal families, but who should consider themselves as princesses and princes of the family to which they have been born. Like Elizabeth, who even as a child knew the significance of the role into which she had been born and started training for the future task, young people should prepare for their future by acquiring training early in their life. Like Elizabeth, who married the first man she fell in love with, young women should insist on marrying the first man they fall in love with, to preserve and protect their womanhood and honour. Finally, Elizabeth trained as a car mechanic and driver, despite her wealthy royal background. How many women have the courage today to train in skills which society considers a man’s domain? The Queen of England recommends training to young people with this remark: “It’s all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you are properly trained.”
In this era when the monarchy is considered to be an outdated institution, the British Royal Family has made it known that they will step aside when the British people will ask them to do so. What makes the British monarchy different from other royals in the world? What, in the 1870s, might have motivated the pre-colonial Kings of Douala on the coast of today’s Cameroon to apply to Queen Victoria, the great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II, to colonise them?
Unity Elias Yang is also the author of:
- The Third World, where is it?
- A Global State through Democratic Federal World Government
- Your Baby’s long journey to school
- Little Anita visits the Bank
- Children and Citizenship levels 1-6
- Women and Children’s Chamber of Parliament: democratising representation.