Britain Platinum Jubilee Commonwealth

FILE – Wellwishers holding a portrait of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II wait for her arrival in Melbourne, Australia, Wednesday March 15, 2006. After seven decades on the throne, Queen Elizabeth II is widely viewed in the U.K. as a rock in turbulent times. But in Britain’s former colonies, many see her as an anchor to an imperial past whose damage still lingers. (AP Photo/Rick Stevens, File)