State opening of Parliament Oct 2019
Until yesterday my feelings towards the Monarchy remained neutral.
As I watched the pomp and ceremony at the state opening of Parliament and listened to the speech the Queen had to deliver (whether she believed it or not) I felt compassion for the frail old lady who gives our country the stability that so many others lack.
Maybe we should embrace, instead of mock, the aged old traditions that resemble a pantomime in this modern and volatile and corrupt world.
We may not have the perfect system, but is there an alternative?