Like many I will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this week-end. She is an important source of stability and continuity in a ceaselessly changing world. She has many well wishers. She commands respect by staying above the political debate. As a constitutional monarch in a democracy she leaves her Ministers to govern as they wish. She acts as a focus for state occasions, sounds a voice for unity and acts as a very distinguished and regal representative of the United Kingdom at home and abroad. She is the UK’s greatest Ambassador.
Many of us wish to show our appreciation of her public service. These royal occasions allow us to come together to show our love of country. It gives us a sense of belonging to a country with a great past and a future full of opportunity.