2022.08.10 (수)

National/World News

The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

tradition : something we should keep or something we should get away from

 What do you imagine when somebody say the word 'Queen'? The most famous queen in the world right now, is the queen of England, of couse. England is famous for its long tradition of monarchy; especially for queen. 

 The queen of England is not just famous in England, her hometown. She is literally popular. Her image of not harming democracy, but still being responsible to every social issues made citizens cheer for her. She worked for the country while wartime, WWII, risking her safety.  Also, her influence in thousands of industries help them too. It is not exaggeration that every visitors to England went some place related to her.

 With this positive reputation, the queen have ruled from long time ago. Finally, now, in 2022, she met her Platinum Jubilee. Platinum Jubilee is a celebration for rulers in monarchy, when the ruler reigns the country for 70 years. 70 years don't seem like a long time. However, with that 70 years, Korean helm of state had changed from Syngman Lee to Seok yeol Yoon.

            

 With such a long time, this Platinum Jubilee means lot to England's citizens. They are anticipating a lot for the ceremony. At Gold Jubilee before, thousands of people congregated and cheered. Experts assume that as this platinum jubilee is first official ceremony in England after covid had gotten quiet, the surging crowd will be more than ever. Also, it is known that this time, the queen is going to ride the gharry that she rode at her golden jubilee. With worldwide-known celebrity Blackpink toasting, the world is concentrating at this platinum jubilee.

       

 However, some citizens criticize the monarcy, even though they cheer and support for the queen. Most of all, the choice for the heir is both unsupportive, they claim. It is because of intricated happenings bewtween princess Diana. Prince Charles, who is the most likely-to-be the next king, remarried Camilla, who was in a relationship while he was married to Diana. Many citizens argue that they cannot accept 'cheating woman' as a queen. With lots of complicated happenings and relationships, many are really skeptical to sustaining monarchy. As it is known, the one and only reason monarchy is remained is because of its tradition. 

 

 What do you think? Not just of monarchy, but actually about tradition. Tradition : is it something we should keep, or is it something conventional that we should get out of?