Queen Elizabeth Embodied an Endangered Principle: Unity

From a Washington Post column by David Von Drehle headlined “With dignity, Queen Elizabeth II embodied an endangered principle: Unity”:

The sun has finally set on the British Empire. Its last rays were embodied in the steadfast person of Queen Elizabeth II, who died Thursday after more than 70 years on the throne. Hers was the longest reign in British history, during which the country struggled to find its postcolonial identity.