Elizabethan Characters Essential for a Happy and Fulfilling Marriage -By Elizabeth Badejo

The longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, died peacefully on Thursday September 8, 2022 at the age of 96 and she reigned over Britain for 70 years from the age of 27 when she ascended to the throne on the death of her father, King George VII. Queen Elizabeth II served her people through cultural and systematic change. Even though we live in a different time today, she represented a mother and grandmother to many who knew her or had heard of her. She was a beautiful soul who dedicated her life to the service of the British people and she will be sorely missed for her impeccable character, values ​​and strength in her private and public life. Its admirable characteristics are values ​​that deliberate couples should uphold in their own lives and in their marriages to guide them through a happy and fulfilling married life together.

A devoted wife

She was a devoted wife to her husband, Prince Philip, for 73 years until his death in 2021. In her speech in 1997 to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary, the Queen said: “He simply , been my strength and has remained all these years. “Their friendship and commitment to each other despite his position has certainly stood the test of time and should be a source of encouragement for many marriages old and new. Prince Phillip, in his own speech, said: “The main lesson we have learned is that tolerance is the essential ingredient of any happy marriage.”

A foster mother

Queen Elizabeth led a fulfilling life around her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren whom she loved, the most notable being her grandson Prince Harry, who did not enjoy much popularity with the English press due to his decision to step down from royal duties. of family life after his marriage to Megan Markle, the former American actress. A move many claim was a sign of disrespect for the monarch, but her grandmother, the Queen, called the couple and their children her ‘much loved family members’ despite the public’s divided opinions about them . She has always protected her family during sensitive family crises while maintaining strength and accountability in public. She was a nurturer and a woman who enjoyed time with her family even though she had a demanding job.

A disciplined woman

The late Queen Elizabeth II was a beautiful woman who inherited good genes from her late mother at 101. Although she had a rigid role to take on, including official trips around the world, she was still able to manage a healthy balance between work and exercise, she enjoyed walking and horse riding the most. She also lived by the tenets of her Christian faith until her death. She said: “Every day is a new beginning, I know the only way to live my life is to try to do what’s right, to have a long view, to give my best in whatever the day brings and put my trust in God. She was a God-fearing woman and leader who always looked after her country’s best interests like a mother protecting her children from harm.


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