It’s been a long time since I or anyone from the Council has posted here, and I’m sorry that the Queen’s passing is the subject that brings us back together.
The world has changed so very much since this portal became known to the public. We’ve seen world-wide strife, disease, and wanton destruction on a massive scale. No one has been left untouched by the events of the previous two and a half years. At the Council, we are employing means at our disposal to exert, where appropriate, a degree of influence, and we have seen progress. Over the past several weeks it’s become apparent that a post here is long overdue, and in the very near future we’ll provide insight into our successes and failures in our efforts to repair some of what has been broken. But that is for another day.
For the moment, I wish to express my gratitude to Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth for allowing me to represent the United Kingdom on the Wettin Council. Although the Council and my position here have evolved, and though our views and opinions were sometimes worlds apart, I remained the Queen’s most humble and obedient subject. I hope my tenure on the Council brought Her Majesty more comfort than vexation.
With the ushering in of a new monarch, a new era of governance begins, and my time as the United Kingdom’s representative on the Council comes to an end. His Majesty, King Charles will almost certainly appoint a new representative to sit in the Upper Chamber. Since the restructuring of the Council I have officially held dual positions as the chief executive of the WGC and also as Her Majesty’s official representative. This has sometimes presented awkward choices as I’ve endeavored to serve the Queen’s interest while also making decisions as head of the Council.
Going forward, I welcome the King’s newly appointed Elector, but rest assured, I shall remain firmly at the helm of this governing body.
Thank you all for your support and comments.