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Macron was right to say that while Queen Elizabeth was our Queen, to the world she was The Queen. That this became so wasn’t inevitable. How and why did it happen?
In these days of her Platinum Jubilee, we give thanks both local and ceremonial for her faithful service to her people.
In looking to the monarchy’s future, we follow in his footsteps. He was its original moderniser in our times.
That sorrow, more profound than many people had expected, is a measure of the affection and respect in which he was held.
I have decided to write a second volume of my life of Johnson, who has always been an affront to serious-minded people’s idea of politics.
The principle behind any settlement for the Sussexes should be simple: one can’t be half in and half out.
In his new book he sets out to rescue those virtues from the mockery inflicted on them in the 20th century.
At times, says the Education Secretary, the post he holds requires “a bold and vociferous and constant presence”. But “at other times less so”.
Between the idea and the reality, between the motion and the act, falls the shadow.
It is an extremely tough task to prepare to be a constitutional monarch, or indeed to take on the actual role.
Improvements for tourism, the environment and road works … and we’re proposing to go big on beach huts.
The Queen is about to overtake Victoria and become our longest-serving monarch, yet we understand very little about the allure of the monarchy.
David Cameron looked admirably chastened. Michael Gove behaved like an octogenarian who is taking great care to avoid nasty accidents.
A review of “A Strange Romance” – Daisy Hay’s account of the marriage of Benjamin and Mary-Anne Disraeli.
I have lost count of the number of times I have heard its demise confidently predicted or stridently recommended. Houdini-like, it has so far escaped this awaited fate.