YOUR VIEW: The Queen a national treasure or not in touch with the people?

The queen on her arrival at Matlock Station
The queen on her arrival at Matlock Station

There has been bunting galore, street parties and a Red Arrows fly over as the country celebrated The Queens’s 90th birthday this weekend.

We took to the streets to find out your view on the monarch and the Royal family.

Darren Sherwin

Darren Sherwin

Darren Sherwin, 53, from Buxton thinks she gives the country something to be proud of.

He said: “I am all for the Royal family.

“I am a taxi driver and I have picked people up from all over the world and they always say how nice it is we have the Royals.

“The Queen has served us well and done us proud, never putting a foot wrong and I think the country is lucky to have her and I think the whole country is proud of her.

Yvonne McFarlane

Yvonne McFarlane

“I once went down to London and saw the Queen laying a wreath at the Cenotaph, I didn’t get very close to her at all but I can say I’ve seen her which is nice.”

Elizabeth II was born on April 21, 1926 and although her actual birthday was in the spring her official celebrations took place in London this weekend.

The tradition of the monarchy having two birthday’s is linked to the unreliable British weather because the Royal family want to hold the grand royal birthday parade in the summer.

Yvonne McFarlane, 54, of Doveholes said: “I think The Queen is brilliant.

Wendy Layland

Wendy Layland

“She is 90 but looks really well and is still going about public duties which you have to give her credit for.

“I see no urgency for Charles to take over the throne I know he really wants to be King but while The Queen can do what she needs to for the country then I think she should.”

Her coronation took place in June 1953 and she is the longest serving monarch eclipsing Queen Victoria’s reign last year.

Wendy Layland, 59, can’t image a life without Her Majesty.

Molly Stephens

Molly Stephens

She said: “She was there was there and on the throne before I was born, and it will be odd to imagine that one day she won’t be here.

“It will be a very sad day but for now keep going that’s what I say.”

For some the Royal family do not mean as much.

Thomas Brooks, 18, from New Mills, said: “I don’t know much about them to be honest I know many people my age who feel they are relevant to them.

“I know they are important to the country but I think maybe a little outdated.”

Molly Stephens, 52, is holidaying from Chicago.

Thomas Brooks

Thomas Brooks

She said: “I find them very interesting.

“I can’t think about English culture and not think about the Royal family.

“Although if I was living in this country I think I may object to paying for them but they seem nice.”

Not only is the Queen head of the United Kingdom she is also head of state for the Commonwealth for countries including Australia, Canada and South Africa.

Linda Humphries, 68, is impressed The Queen is still working.

She said: “I’m taking it easy now I’m retired and I think The Queen should be allowed some down time, a day off here and there.

“I know she enjoys working but if she abdicated I don’t think people would think less off her.”

Linday Humphries

Linday Humphries