I called publicly for the collective award of the GC to the NHS fully 15 months ago – within a month of the nation going into its first lockdown.
It is a shame that IRA violence – and Westminster neglect – undid the hopeful and constructive spirit in which Stormont was born.
In looking to the monarchy’s future, we follow in his footsteps. He was its original moderniser in our times.
All three PMs did about as well as anyone could in the circumstances, and all three, so far as one can see, are doomed.