Here’s to you, Ma’am

By Jane Clifton, David Cohen, Joanne Black, Anne Scott In Current Affairs

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In Britain the bunting is flying and the debate over whether the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is bigger than the London Olympics has, in the opinion of the monarchists at least, been won hands down by the House of Windsor. “Steadfast and true” never seemed more apt as a description of the monarch, now 86. Since she pledged her life 60 years ago to the service of the Commonwealth, Elizabeth II has rarely put a foot – shod always in a royal heel of exactly 5cm – wrong. That doesn’t mean there are no detractors, but the Queen continues to anchor the Royal Family with her enduring and dependable ...

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