Apparently the Queen of England is now the longest serving monarch in English history. The English “conservative” Press are gushing. Normally they dont like “welfare scroungers” and yet they like Elizabeth Windsor even though she has been a “welfare scrounger” all her life.
The English “Royal Family” is blessed with a longevity gene. Elizabeth’s mother lived to be over one hundred. Elizabeth (89) is well on her way. The Germanic-Greek Duke of Edinburgh is well into his nineties.
The relevance to Stamp Collecting? Elizabeth Windsor is a fixture on every British stamp. More so, every “royal” event….births (William and Kates baby)…marriages (Charles and Diana but not Charles and Camilla, Anne and Phillips but not the sailor fella, Andy and Fergie but their divorce wasnt celebrated and others too obscure to notice)…deaths (Diana and the Queen Mother)….and milestones such as the Queen Mums 80th, 90th and 100th birthdays.
Of course this is replicated thru the so called “Commonwealth” …from Gibraltar to the Malvinas…from Australia to Canada.
What exactly is the point? Well ….personally I dont see any merit in Monarchy. It only makes sense in the context of being a conspiracy of Stamp Dealers to con Collectors out of hard earned cash.