Since first appearing on TIME's cover as a solemn 3-year-old, Elizabeth has tended to be serious, not glamorous. Yet her story inspired in our readers respect for how she has guided Britain with grace and dignity

Queen Elizabeth II [April 17] represents the most important treasure of Britain: class. May she reign for another 20 years. Happy birthday!
Daniel C. Ammann

Having grown accustomed to your derogatory, ill-informed and prejudiced articles on the royal family, usually relegated to the People page, I was surprised by the balance, objectivity...

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