The icon.

I think everyone will agree with me if I say 60 years is a lot of time. Now imagine having the same job for six decades. Today marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II's accession.There is no doubt that the Queen is one of the last 100 years' most famous, most iconic and most influential personalities and it is no wonder that she is one of the most criticized as well, especially now when the Royal Family has to find its way to modernity (with last year's Royal Wedding it seems they are on the good path).

As the press became more and more aggressive all over the world, it was inevitable that they start to follow every step the royals take. However, after surviving the 90s, one of the lowest points of the monarchy's popularity, Elizabeth is now maybe more supported than ever.Her image might not be impeccable, but it is mostly due to the fact that the Royal Family was not ready to share matters they considered private (such as the death of Lady Diana) with the public. Elizabeth is both a discreet person who takes her duties very seriously and the icon of an empire who always has a smile for her people. She was Great Britain's hope after World War II, a few decades later she led them to the new century and she is now a queen everyone respects and though movements in favor of independence will probably never cease to exist, most of her people wish to see her right where she is: on the throne, for many years to come.

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