One of the most important aspects of the Queen’s life was her calm demeanor. Her critics called her cold because she didn’t show emotion in public. But this was deliberate because she wanted to be a neutral and consistent presence in British society (via UK Parliament).
Queen Elizabeth II wasn’t a remarkable woman in the physical sense. However, her authority belied her short stature because she commanded complete respect. In this photo, she sits on the Sovereign’s Throne in the Palace of Westminster. This is where she conducted official state ceremonies and her remains will rest.