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The symbol of the crown — is it an anachronism?

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Are you among the many acclaiming the TV series The Crown, a recent drama chronicling the life of Queen Elizabeth II from 1940 to contemporary times? Do you think the British royal family should be exposed, warts and all? The Queen is portrayed with great sympathy as intelligent, principled, possessing a warm sense of humour. But, some other family members are revealed as particularly flawed, causing some to condemn this interpretation as possibly inaccurate, showing “disrespect” for an honourable family who stamped their character on various eras — Elizabethan, Tudor, Victorian, Georgian.

Whatever your views, the series raises pertinent questions about the role of monarchy, past and present, disclosing their struggle to adapt and justify their continued meaningful existence in increasingly complex times.

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