Queen Elizabeth II has become the longest-serving monarch in British history, but it seems that her reign may have more historical aspects to it.
According to author Clive Irving, Her Majesty may be “the last Queen of England,” as she explained in her new book. The Last Queen: Elizabeth II’s Seventy-Year Battle to Save Windsor House.
“Queen Elizabeth II is the longest reigning monarch in British history and will probably be the last Queen of England,” Irving wrote in the foreword to his book.
He went on to say that the current monarch’s rule was “more turbulent” than any of its predecessors.
“No British monarch has faced such a prolonged and tumultuous period of change. The queen has adjusted as best she can, but often felt out of touch,” he wrote, adding that “the advisers who served her did not help.”
“During her reign, huge family secrets threatened to break. Behind the throne, both sides of the royal lineage competed for influence. Both the lives of her heir and second son became a scandal,” he said.
“Sometimes it seemed that the monarchy would not survive, but somehow it survived,” he added.