What Queen Elizabeth's funeral told the world and what it means for Britain, King Charles

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The last 10 days have seen much reflection about Queen Elizabeth: the challenges she faced, her many accomplishments, the ups and downs of her personal life and the lives of the British people, and maybe all of us. 

The queen’s reign spanned modern British history. So what has this burst of remembrance told us about what is next for Albion and the rest of the world?

The crown still matters. 

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We were not transfixed out of nostalgia or obsessed with the tabloid press. The nation, the world, would not have pause to honor and reflect on her life if the crown were just a crown.

Elizabeth was, first and foremost, a champion of British democracy. She was the First Servant of the people and a powerful reminder that it is the British people themselves who are sovereign. 

It is governments, not crowns, that are elected to do the people’s work. Britain will thrive, if its new king and its elected leaders remember that. 

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It was, after all, a sovereign British people who voted for Brexit. They didn’t want their lives dictated by bureaucrats in Brussels. When it comes to freedom, security, and prosperity, they want to make their own decisions.

The crown will continue to serve well if

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