You didn’t want to be Queen, but when it got dumped into your lap you did your best. You did your duty, and you held to your honour — and that’s all that anyone could ask.
In a time when politicians change faster than diapers — and usually for the same reason — you were a 70-year stabilizing influence on the United Kingdom, and on the West. Indeed, for the majority of the world you have been The Queen for the span of their lives.
I hope that Phillip grins at you when you walk in, and you get to be that housewife on a little island again.
Requiescat in pace, Elizabeth Regina. Walk in beauty.