Whilst enjoying the coverage of the royal birth I began to ponder the effort that had been gone into to change the act of succession and how it is now a mute point.
Don’t get me wrong I am glad it’s been done and it leads the way for equality in the future but just as anyone born after 1952 will only ever have known a Queen the next generation will only ever know a King, all be it possibly three different ones.
This is another position that is currently held by a woman but that the successor will be a man and I had to wonder why in my life time, when we are bombarded by the feminist call for women to have it all the Queen has never be held as a feminist icon. She has after all got the top job in the country. She is Commander-in-Chief of the British Armed Forces and Head of the Church of England, to name put two of her many positions. She has managed to raise four children and still continue the day job and doesn’t look like retiring any time soon. She earns more than her husband and has a better job. Surely this is one woman that has made it to the top in a very male dominated world. You only have to look at the photographs of other Heads of State during the jubilee celebrations to see that there are not that many women in this type of position throughout the world.
Whilst some may believe she got there by Divine Intervention, in my opinion, she’s done a bloody good job.
So whilst we welcome the new arrival let’s not forget the current incumbent and the fantastic job SHE has done.
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