For more than 70 years, the Queen was our country’s Head of State, and she was also Head of the Commonwealth, a body of nations that clearly meant a huge amount to her.
In this podcast, Marcus Stead and Greg Lance-Watkins look back on the Queen’s reign, and assess what sort of a King Charles III will be.
You don’t have to be a Royalist to have a deep respect for the life the Queen led. It was a life of duty and service.
We live in an age where politicians frequently say and do inappropriate things – maybe it was always thus.
But for the last seventy years, the Queen has been the one person in public life we could always trust to behave appropriately, and say the right things.
Guided by her Christian faith and sense of duty, Her Majesty set an example that can and should live on.
We should be grateful that just three months ago, we as a nation, and as a Commonwealth, indeed as a world, had the opportunity to tell Her Majesty just how much we appreciated her lifetime of service.
So much has changed in three months. We have a different Prime Minister, and a different Monarch. But we’re also going to have some fun.
The Queen had a tremendous sense of humour and mischief, and Greg is going to tell us about the time HE experienced it first-hand.