Queen Elizabeth II is 86 years old. Luckily, longevity is in her genes, so there’s a real chance she could reign for another 10 years. It’s great that she’s been so active during the recent Jubilee celebrations, but she needs to slow down at her time of life.
The Diamond Jubilee was a landmark celebration in our nation’s history, cementing support for the Queen and the Royal Family across the UK among people of all ages and backgrounds. There is renewed pride in being British.
We, the people of Britain need to do our duty to ‘For Queen and Country’. Let’s take on her official duties.
Let’s face facts. The Queen’s an elderly lady. Another Jubilee would be great, so what can we do to make sure that happens? We can do her job for her.
We set up a lottery, charging £25 per ticket, made available to anyone holding a British passport (as long as they’re of good moral character) giving them the chance to ‘win’ an official duty. It’d operate in a similar way to Premium Bonds; a rolling lottery with regular draws. All proceeds are equally distributed among those charities the Queen is patron of.
Winners literally go from being ‘subjects’ to acquiring temporary ‘status’. They are awarded the title ‘The Queen’s Representative’ and would find themselves attending a visit or event on Her Majesty’s behalf.
It could be anything – from an afternoon visit to an east London primary school, to a ten day tour of the Cayman Islands. It’s down to the luck of the draw.
But everyone’s a winner. The Queen gets a much needed rest and time to enjoy her twilight years, while our fellow countrymen can continue to feel a sense of post-Jubilee national pride, and have the chance to reflect the changing face of modern Britain to the rest of the world.
- ‘Subject To Status’ Facebook page – www.facebook.com/subjecttostatus
- ‘I’m Queen Elizabeth II’ campaign movie: http://youtu.be/OkraPQyqFeE
- Formal letter to Her Majesty’s Private Secretary: queen letter 1
- A new meme ‘Excuse Queen’ promoting the initiative to a wider online audience: http://memegenerator.net/Excuse-Queen
- A PR campaign: