Queen Elizabeth II and the Royal Family by Susan KennedyThe Queen and I is a novel and play written by Sue Townsend , a fictional best-selling political satire revolving round the topic of republicanism in the United Kingdom. The setting is the United Kingdom, after the General Election , where the House of Windsor has just been deprived of its Royal status by the People's Republican Party and its members made to live like normal citizens. After a People's Republican Party government is elected by the British people, who were influenced by subliminal messages sent through their TV sets by members of the television technicians' union manipulated by Jack Barker, the Royal Family has to leave Buckingham Palace and must move to a council estate. Barker, as the new Prime Minister, transforms Britain into a republic and dismantles the monarchy. In Hellebore Close aptly known as "Hell Close" to its longtime residents , the new home of the Royal Family, they learn to cope with the normal day of ordinary people. The Queen — now called Mrs Windsor — is not allowed to take all her beloved corgis to her new home in "Hell Close", only Harris is with her and Charles has to learn that you can't keep horses in a council house garden. The Queen is visited by a social worker but refuses to let her in.
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The Queen has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, becoming a much loved and respected figure across the globe. Her extraordinary reign has seen her travel more widely than any other monarch, undertaking many historic overseas visits. Known for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service, she has been an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of enormous social change. Her Majesty continues to carry out a full programme of engagements, from visits to charities and schools, to hosting visiting Heads of State, to leading the nation in Remembrance and celebratory events - all supported by other members of the Royal Family. The Queen sees public and voluntary service as one of the most important elements of her work.