This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 8 LONDON - She was Queen by the Grace of God. She was a granny. She was Defender of the Faith. With a stable full of racehorses. She was Queen of this Realm and many other realms. Who loved her nipping corgis and stood astride a century of cataclysmic history and a sprawling royal family notorious for its tabloid dysfunction. The world is demonstrably fascinated by Queen Elizabeth II. Her funeral on Monday is expected to draw nearly 500 foreign dignitaries, with hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets to see her coffin pass by and many millions watching on television. Why? What accounts for an outpouring of affection that has stunned even her most devoted courtiers? No one is enthralled - to be honest, no offense - in the same way by the king of the Belgians, the sultan of Brunei, the emperor of Japan, Hereditary Prince Alois of … [Read more...] about Why is the world so fascinated by Queen Elizabeth II?