Jean-Michel Servant, deputy editor of Midi Libre signs the editorial of the day, this Friday, June 3.
From the top of Buckingham, seventy years of reign contemplate us. Acclaimed as a rock star by thousands of fans, Elizabeth II is savoring her ever-growing popularity at the age of 96. Better than a jubilee, this anniversary is a real triumph for the oldest sovereign in the world.
Embodying the Victorian tradition, the queen is considered across the Channel as the guardian of the temple in a society in full transformation. However, the picture is not as rosy as her famous fuchsia outfits. The heiress of the Windsors is at the head of a family in full decline.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, as well as his son Prince Andrew, who paid millions to cover up a sexual assault claim, have been asked to stay away. Their presence would have tarnished the image of this “anachronistic queen”, adored like a saint and perfumed with mothballs.