Queen Elizabeth and other members of the British royal family appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5 to mark her 70 years on the throne. Photo: AP/Pool
Queen Elizabeth and other members of the British royal family appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5 to mark her 70 years on the throne. Photo: AP/Pool
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Like Queen Elizabeth, China’s Kangxi Emperor had a long and glorious reign; he did start younger than her, though, at the age of seven

  • As one who doesn’t understand the appeal of monarchy, I can see Queen Elizabeth has done a great job during her long reign – as did China’s Emperor Kangxi
  • A Manchu ruling a largely Han Chinese kingdom, he showed unusual astuteness in his record 61-year reign, one his grandson avoided exceeding by abdicating

Queen Elizabeth and other members of the British royal family appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5 to mark her 70 years on the throne. Photo: AP/Pool
Queen Elizabeth and other members of the British royal family appear on the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 5 to mark her 70 years on the throne. Photo: AP/Pool
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