The End of the Fairy Tale of the British Monarchy

Kitanya Harrison
8 min readSep 20, 2022
Photo by Mathew Browne on Unsplash

On September 8, 2022 came the cry: “The Queen is dead. Long live the King.” And so the wheel of history turned, and the Windsors (or should it be the Saxon-Coburg-Gothas or the Mountbattens?) continued to rule. Years ago, I watched Helen Mirren’s excellent performance as Queen Elizabeth II in The Queen. I don’t remember much about non-historical events in film except that the hunting of a beautiful stag…

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