Despite the recent bad press, the overall numbers suggest the institution is probably here to stay.
Posts Tagged: Monarchy
Bagehot’s purely dignified role for the monarchy only works if tireless duty and service are at its heart – as in this case.
Constitutionally, socially, and symbolically, the monarchy is an institution that binds us together in ways no presidency could.
Sarah Ingham: We might have had a Juan Carlos or an Ernst August. Instead, we’ve had the Queen – and the Duke.
She has lost a beloved husband and the country has lost one of the most admirable public servants in its history.
In looking to the monarchy’s future, we follow in his footsteps. He was its original moderniser in our times.
William Shawcross: ‘Grief is the price we must pay for love’, as the Queen said. How much she will feel that now.
Far from being a reactionary as sometimes caricatured, he was always compassionate and open-minded, as well as brave.
That sorrow, more profound than many people had expected, is a measure of the affection and respect in which he was held.
‘We give thanks, as a nation and a Kingdom, for the extraordinary life and work of Prince Philip’. The Prime Minister’s tribute – full text.
“Her Majesty said that our country owed her husband ‘a greater debt than he would ever claim or we shall ever know’ and I am sure that estimate is correct.”
Reports that the former brought pressure to bear on ITV are alarming. Can we look forward to a new series – Britain’s Got Feudalism?
Fifteen million people have been vaccinated against Covid on time. Here are thirty more fields in which Britain leads the world.
The success in procurement and distribution prompts the question of what else we are outstandingly good at.
The principle behind any settlement for the Sussexes should be simple: one can’t be half in and half out.
David Gauke: Whatever briefings from Downing Street may claim, an election fought on a No Deal platform would be disastrous
Let me give seven examples of principles that most Conservatives would support. I struggle to reconcile them with those pursuing a No Deal Brexit at any cost.
James Frayne: Why a populist programme wouldn’t work for Johnson. Working class voters aren’t values votes.
Middle class hostility to the working class and lower middle class is common, while working class and lower middle class hostility is practically non-existent.
WATCH: “The heroism, courage and sacrifice of those that lost their lives will never be forgotten” – the Queen commemorates D-Day
“When I attended the commemoration of the 60th anniversary, some thought it might be the last…but the wartime generation, my generation, is resilient.”
Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.