Sixty years on the throne. Only the second monarch to celebrate a Diamond Jubilee. Its been a challenge, one doesnt mind telling you. But despite it all, ones still here. Still keeping the ship afloat, still in charge, still iconic, still keeping the gin industry in business, still ruling the world. Still reigning. God Save One. On Politics & State Occasions: Winston Churchill used to write the best speeches, of course. In those days, before TV cameras in the house, one could have a bit of fun and read them out in assorted accents. Ones Gandhi impression had the Lords in tears of laughter once. Those were the days. On the Royal Birth: Traditionally, of course, royal births were witnessed by the Home Secretary and Archbishop of Canterbury, but weve decided that they neednt bother this time, although William promised to text them a photo from his iPhone, just to put their minds at rest, on the strict understanding that they didnt upload it to Facebook. The last thing we need is a French magazine publishing them. On America: One thinks of them as a mother thinks of a teenage boy: with a mixture of pride and exasperation. Although there is no denying that the American division of the British Armed forces has been awfully useful over time, even if they do have a habit of turning up late for wars and then taking the credit. Her Majesty’s diaries are opened…BUY NOW
“Had Mrs ‘call me Carole’ Middleton on the phone after lunch. Wanting to check that ‘our outfits don’t clash on the big day’. One seriously doubts that they would.”
Queen of sixteen sovereign nations, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. She’s one of the world’s most well known and powerful leaders and has reigned for sixty years. She has been privy to every major event and decision. But what does she really think?
“One does enjoy the Eurovision Song Contest. Lovely to be reminded how much more civilised the British are than our European neighbours. Royal Eurovision Fancy Dress Party at the palace to celebrate. Unfortunately Camilla misread the invitations for ‘ Euro-Tunnel Fancy Dress’ and came as a train. Awkward.”
Taking in the momentous events of 2011, including two Royal Weddings, the phone hacking scandal and the Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th Birthday Tarts and Vicars Party, these diaries reveal the seldom-seen workings of state and reveal how an octogenarian lady is quietly ruling the world yet still has time for a gin.Her Majesty’s diaries are opened…BUY NOW
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