“The London Bridge has fallen”: With The Demise Of Queen Elizabeth II, Internet Gets Divided Over The Monarchy’s Racist, Imperial Past Tainted With Slave Labor And Exploitation

The internet has saturated itself by this point with ‘Queen Elizabeth II is older than history’ jokes, followed by jibes at her supposed immortality. However, it has turned out that the Queen was very much a mortal, who was severely ill. She battled for her life at the ripe age of 96 and passed away in her palace at Balmoral.

With a life that long, Elizabeth II lived through a lot of history, witnessing some and creating some as well. And with that long life seemingly coming to an end, her subjects and people worldwide have each got something to say.

Queen Elizabeth II is dead
Queen Elizabeth II has passed away

Queen Elizabeth II passed away in her Balmoral palace

The last official act that Queen Elizabeth II did was appoint Liz Truss as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 6th September. As the news of her deteriorating health was making the rounds, and the entire royal family was slowly gathering at Balmoral, the inevitable was apparent. Some outlets even went on to report that the Queen had passed away already without a formal confirmation from the Royal Family. However, it has now been confirmed that Her Majesty has passed away.

Queen Elizabeth appointed Liz Truss as the Prime Minister of United Kingdom on 6th September
Queen Elizabeth appointed Liz Truss as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom on 6th September

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The Royal Family’s notorious racist stance

Britain has had a notorious colonial history that needs no introduction whatsoever and the royal family conserving and propagating racism is also not a big secret. 2021 saw the Duke and Duchess of Sussex separating from the royal family because of the alienation and racism that Meghan Markle and her son, Archie were put through. Markle revealed that while she was expecting her first child, certain members of the royal family who she refrained from naming discussed her baby’s possible skin color. Markle also shared how the British media houses somewhat under the crown’s patronage called her son a racist slur, which was one of the last nails in the coffin.

Meghan Markle left the royal family for their racist treatment
Meghan Markle had called out the royal family for discriminating against her and her son on racist grounds

The late Prince Philip staunchly held a colonialist mindset which he often garbed under jokes. Be it asking Australian aboriginals if they were “still throwing spears” or warning British students in China that if they stayed there too long, they might become “slitty eyed”, the Queen’s husband had audacity for it all.

Prince Philip was known for his colonialist stance and insensitive jokes
Prince Philip was notorious for his colonialist stance and insensitive jokes

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Twitter breaks out with the Crown’s problematic history

Twitter had been abuzz ever since the news of Elizabeth II’s critical state of health went public. While most of the people were praying for the Queen’s health, there were quite a few who couldn’t help but point out the problematic aspect of the Crown’s regime.

Several tweets celebrating Elizabeth II’s regime as a queen, especially reminiscing her time serving in World War II were shared.

 

However, not everyone chimed in to celebrate the Queen and her life, calling her out on a hoard of issues.

A netizen shared a Twitter thread documenting Elizabeth II’s tyrannic colonizing regime over Yemen and how the resistance of the colonized was brutally crushed.

Elizabeth II’s legacy of colonialism was recalled by other Twitter users as well.

Another user called out the hypocrisy of the western world who were hailing the ailing queen like a historical icon when according to several in the third world, she is little more than a colonizing tyrant.

Elizabeth II’s family’s involvement with the Nazis was also invoked by quite a few on Twitter.

The fact that Elizabeth II appointed Liz Truss, a conservative and supposedly neo-Nazi party leader as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom was also pointed out by netizens.

The Queen’s health was in shambles and so is her ideological legacy, which leaves room for a plethora of questions and raised eyebrows with no answer in sight. Next in line happens to be her son, Charles, Prince of Wales – a man universally antagonized for what happened to the beloved Princess Diana. Prince Charles is hardly an upgrade after Elizabeth II’s demise, and so the Crown’s ambiguous legacy continues.

Also Read: “She’s had it ever since”: Private Chef Reveals Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Diet That Has Made Her a True Immortal Among Mortals

Source: Twitter

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Smriti Sneh
Smriti Sneh

Smriti Sneh is a Content Writer at Animated Times specializing in celebrities and everything pop-culture. Being a literature graduate from the University of Lucknow, she is cashing in on her writing skills by working in the entertainment news sector - studying literary theories by day, and navigating celebrity net worths through the night. Although you can find her writing poems at any and all hours.

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