Today, 9 September 2022 (AEST), our Queen has met her King.
Today, the Queen, who had so often heard the term “You’re Majesty” spoken to her, would have spoken them to someone else. The one true King.
Titles were bestowed upon her from birth and throughout her life:
- From 21 April 1926 to 11 December 1936, she was known as Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth of York
- From 11 December 1936 to 20 November 1947: Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth
- From 20 November 1947 to 6 February 1952: Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, Countess of Merioneth and Baroness Greenwich
- From 6 February 1952 to 8 September 2022: Her Majesty The Queen
In Australia, in a Parliamentary Act passed on 19 May 1953, she was proclaimed as our Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of this Realm and of Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith.
The Queen was stoic as “the defender of the faith”. But not merely stoic. Joyous. There was a deep personal piety and relationship with the Lord Jesus that was clear from the Queen, even as such a faith grew increasingly embarrassing for the secular people of the Commonwealth. They had long sloughed off the faith of the Queen.
And now, today, the Queen met the King and uttered those words she has never uttered to another “Your Majesty”.
One day we will too. I hope we are ready for it.