To Her Majesty Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second,
by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, Ireland and the British Dominions beyond the Seas Queen, Defender of the Faith, Duchess of Edinburgh, Countess of Merioneth, Baroness Greenwich, Duke of Lancaster, Lord of Mann, Duke of Normandy, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Garter, Sovereign of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Sovereign of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle, Sovereign of the Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick, Sovereign of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George, Sovereign of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, Sovereign of the Distinguished Service Order, Sovereign of the Imperial Service Order, Sovereign of the Most Exalted Order of the Star of India, Sovereign of the Most Eminent Order of the Indian Empire, Sovereign of the Order of British India, Sovereign of the Indian Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of Burma, Sovereign of the Royal Order of Victoria and Albert, Sovereign of the Royal Family Order of King Edward VII, Sovereign of the Order of Merit, Sovereign of the Order of the Companions of Honour, Sovereign of the Royal Victorian Order, Sovereign of the Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem
(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_titles_and_honours_of_Queen_Elizabeth_II )
On this, Our Birthday, where I turn 40, and you are still more than twice my age, and likely four times my wisdom, I wanted to share some thoughts I have had over the last few years.
I am your direct subject, having been born in London, as as well as your loyal subject in the “British Dominions beyond the Seas”. I’m actually a fan of having a monarch, which is rather unpopular these days. I even met Your Highness once when you visited Fredericton, but I actually too little to know enough to be impressed.
First, congradulations on celebrating the marriage of your grandson. I know that things will go well next week, and we look forward his visit to Ottawa this summer.
I am sure that you have given a lot of thought to succession. I wondered if you had considered that Prince William would very nice King. A very nice Young King, one who could rally the youth of today, and bring a unity that politicians yearn for, but have seldom delivered.
Does Prince Charles actually want to be King? Perhaps after a brief Honeymoon, you and Prince Charles might consider abdicating in favour of Prince William.
I suggest sometime in 2012, maybe Feb. 29 would auspicious, or maybe April 21, 2012. I don’t know: I am sure you will come up with something sensible.