WORLD : Empress Elizabeth of Europe?

<i> From Times Wire Services</i>

Queen Elizabeth II should become Empress Elizabeth of Europe to ensure the unity of Europe, a royalist said today.

“Monarchies are becoming more popular; there are kings and queens in Sweden, Spain, Norway, Holland, a grand duke in Luxembourg, and, if the public had its way, there would be further restorations,” said Harold Brooks-Baker, publishing director of Burke’s Peerage, bible of the aristocracy.

“ ‘Everybody loves a lord,’ goes the phrase, and it is even truer that everyone loves a king even more.”

Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher expressed concern last month that a united Europe could jeopardize Queen Elizabeth’s sovereignty.