The British press has widely speculated on Elizabeth II’s position on Brexit (EFE/EPA/HAYOUNG JEON)
The former director of communication for Queen Elizabeth II Sally Osman said on Monday that the monarch did not agree with Brexit, the departure of the United Kingdom from the EU.
“I don’t think so,” Osman said with a laugh when questioned about it on the US network CNN and after being presented with news about the queen’s alleged support for Brexit.
The British press has speculated widely about Elizabeth II’s position on Brexit, but the queen was known for her extreme caution about showing her personal opinions in public, particularly political ones.
The bright blue dress chosen for the opening of Parliament in 2017 sparked speculation about her support for the EU, but she never openly took a stand.
Elizabeth II reigned in the turbulent years of the European post-war, the confrontation with the Soviet Union, the nuclear threat, the end of the Welfare State, the Cold War and even the departure from the European Union. The power of the government was in the hands of the Prime Minister of the day, but she always knew where to appear as a presence force or when to disappear into the scenery. Above all, her reign will be recognized for discretion, constancy and decency. A brand that also had the political translation of it.
The queen was known for her extreme caution in showing her personal opinions in public (Miles Willis / Bloomberg)
As Head of State, the queen had to be strictly neutral regarding political matters. Although she is a constitutional monarch who stands aloof from her, the queen herself retained the ability to grant a weekly audience to the Prime Minister in which she had the right and duty to express her opinion on government affairs. All this remains strictly secret between both people, but more than once her points of view were leaked or she expressed them in careful messages and gestures.
In 2014, for example, several times he expressed his vision of the setbacks that were taking place in social coexistence and his inclination to seek consensus, but they also had to do with his position against Brexit. He was clearly against Britain leaving the European Union.
Addressing the Sandringham Institute for Women at an event to celebrate the group’s centenary, the monarch said: “An emphasis on patience, friendship, a strong community focus and consideration of the needs of others are as important today as they are.” they were when the group was founded a century ago. Of course, each generation faces new challenges and opportunities. As we search for new answers in the modern age, I prefer proven recipes, like speaking well of others and respecting different points of view; come together to seek common ground; and never lose sight of the big picture. For me, these approaches are timeless, and I recommend them to everyone.”
(With information from Europe Press)
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