As two thirds of people in Britain agreed, the monarchy might seem a strange system in this day and age, but it works.
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.
Reports that the former brought pressure to bear on ITV are alarming. Can we look forward to a new series – Britain’s Got Feudalism?
Plus: Will Javid come back? Will Boris Island fly? Hazzer, formerly the Duke of Sussex. And: an ice bath in a Scandi forest.
We wrote last week that “one cannot fudge membership of the working Royal Family”, and Buckingham Palace clearly thinks so too.
The principle behind any settlement for the Sussexes should be simple: one can’t be half in and half out.
In the face of our challenges, we often forget about our many opportunities, our potential and what we already have to celebrate.