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The Queen said 1992 was horrible


The Queen said 1992 was horrible


When Britain’s Queen Elizabeth speaks to the country on Christmas Day, she will be marking the conclusion of one of her long reign’s most trying years.

The year 1992 was once referred to as a “Annus horribilis,” a Latin word meaning “horrible year” by Queen Elizabeth II.

During a speech commemorating the 40th anniversary of her ascension, she declared, “1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure.”

The queen, said this to a gilt-edged audience of 500 people at a luncheon hosted by the Lord Mayor of London at Guildhall, citing the problems that have beset her, including the breakdown of three of her children’s marriages, including Prince Charles’ to Princess Diana, and the fire that severely damaged her Windsor Castle home.

Now, 27 years later, another tumultuous year for the royal family has some in the United Kingdom wondering that 2019 may be the queen’s “Annus horribilis, Part II.”

“Brexit has deeply divided the nation and a great deal remains to be resolved. How will she deal with this in her Christmas message and how will she deal with this dreadful royal year?” Richard Fitzwilliams, a royal analyst, examined the situation on Monday.


In a voice croaking from a cold at the time, the queen admitted that the monarchy is not immune to criticism. She did, however, say that the ongoing attacks on her family in the tabloid press lacked “gentleness, good humor, and understanding.”

“There can be no doubt, of course, that criticism is good for people and institutions that are part of public life,” she added in her statement, which was remarkable in that it seemed to come from the heart from a family famed for its stiff upper lip.

“I dare say that history will take a slightly more moderate view than that of some contemporary commentators,” she continued.

Recently, Dickie Arbiter, Elizabeth’s press secretary from 1988 to 2000, stated, “Most people will look upon 2019 as not a particularly good year for the institution but the queen came out pretty well.”

“The monarchy has evolved over 1,000 years. It has had all sorts of circumstances running against it, but it has survived. It survived 1992, it survived the abdication of (King Edward VIII in) 1936, it survived 2019.”

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