Răspuns: modestia. Regina Victoria nu şi-a sărbătorit recordul de domnie stabilit la 23 septembrie 1896. M.S. Regina Elisabeta a II-a urmează exemplul marii sale înaintaşe pentru propriul record de domnie din 9 septembrie 2015.
„Victoria set her record on September 23 1896. “Today is the day I have reigned longer, by a day, than any English sovereign,” she recorded in her journal. The sovereign she had in mind was her grandfather George III. By then, Victoria was regarded by the majority of her subjects with something close to idolatry. […] Their reaction was not one Victoria herself desired or encouraged. In 1896 she insisted she wanted no sort of demonstration ahead of the festivities of her Diamond Jubilee. […]
Like her great-great-grandmother before her, Elizabeth II has requested there be no celebrations on September 9. Her attitude is shaped by respect for her formidable predecessor. The Queen is said to…
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