This entire activity has found its own level of hatred as well. People calling out other people for mourning the death of the monarch (at least on social media), because technically, the British did colonise us for a 100 years (with many to point out that the Queen never really apologised during her 70 year reign).
Not that I completely disagree with their logic. As third-generation Indians living in a free country, many of us still have grandparents who remember British India, and the atrocities that came with it.
In Britain, the Queen isn’t just the nominal head-of-state, she’s the face of the nation on the global stage. And almost always in public scrutiny, judged and critiqued even more because she’s a woman in a position of power previously held by men…All when she was a few years into her marriage, and a rather young mother. Of course, this might even be normal today, but in 1926 (when Elizabeth was crowned Queen), there were few women leaders, let alone ruling Queens.
Woman to woman, irrespective of how we feel about the British Rule and paying tribute to the Queen on her death, I do think we can all take a step back, put our political ideologies aside and perhaps just admire the Queen for the Boss Naari that she was.