Happy and Glorious
Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee was a marvellous occasion celebrated by the whole country, and her Diamond Wedding Anniversary (a royal first) was also publicly acknowledged. Today, however, will be a day of business as usual for the Queen. If Roy Castle and Norris & Ross McWhirter were still hosting Record Breakers, there might just have been a greater awareness of Her Majesty's dedication, wo ho, dedica-aa-tion...
As the nation prepares to host the Olympics in 2012, it is little known that The Queen will celebrate her Diamond Jubilee in the same year, once again moving towards breaking the record presently held by Queen Victoria as the longest-reigning British monarch. Her Majesty will surpass that on 9 September 2015. And 2012 is likely to deliver a few gold medals as well as street celebrations, fireworks and concerts. After a year of such 'feel-good', whichever political party is then in power is likely to win the following general election as they ride the wave of fervent patriotism, and people choose to content themselves with the status quo.
Her Majesty remains at the centre of nation's affections, and although the foundations of Church over which she presides as Supreme Governor are suffering a little subsidence, she has steered the Monarchy itself through turbulent and revolutionary times and shown herself to be the epitome of diplomacy and majesty.
God Save The Queen!