Vale Queen Elizabeth II: duty, service and change

Prince Philip, it was said, had one duty above all others – to never let the Queen down. Her majesty, who has sadly passed away aged 96, aspired to never let people down. It’s not well known, for example, that on the same morning of Michael Fagan’s 1982 Palace break in – where Fagan threatened to slit his wrists with an ashtray at the foot of the Queen’s bed – she insisted the 11am investiture ceremony – literally only hours later – still proceed. No one would be left disappointed on their big day. Indeed, it is a small but […]

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