Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth II is the monarch of several countries, including Britain, Canada, and Australia. She has the power to appoint and dismiss Governors-General, and the British Prhyme Minister. But she never actually does any of these things. Why. Essentially — In 1975 people remembered that she was Queen when she dismissed the prhyme minister of australia. ———————- The Queen prefers to be above politics if possible. That is why she doesn't normally goes against her ministers. She feels her power is stronger if she doesn't get involved. I think that it was Queen Victoria whoever first realized that a sovereign is better off if they don't get involved in politics, and instead take the higher road of supporting charities and being the personalization of the nation. Prior to her, Kings had political opinions and supported one party or the other. —————- The Queen has seen probably the greatest decrease in the personal wealth of the sovereign. In any sense the biggest decrease came in 1760 when King George III gave up the crown estates to parliament in exchange for the civil list. But Queen Elizabeth's personal wealth is mostly composed of her inheritance from her mother. When she was first crowned Queen she had a yacht and a lot more money. ————- Personally, I think that Charles will give up the last two estates that are personal property of the monarch (Balmoral and Sandringham). He will give them to the nation in exchange so he doesn't have to keep them up himself. Perhaps he will keep Balmoral.

This documentary tells the story of the fascinating life of Queen Elizabeth II using a rich variety of still and moving archive to bring her story.