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“There weren’t any women prime ministers or presidents, she was the only one, so she carved her own role,” Camilla says.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reflects on her memories of Queen Elizabeth II.
“I don’t believe it will be quick or soon, but over the course of my lifetime”, she says.
“People were saying it could be 20 or 30 hours in the queue,” a woman declared. “I said I don’t care if it’s 300 hours. It’s about respect for the Queen. She served us loyally for 70 years.”
“She managed to maintain this extraordinary familiarity with her people… without for one moment surrendering the mystique of monarchy,” he says.
Former PMs Gordon Brown, David Cameron and Theresa May reflect on the hospitality shown by the late Queen Elizabeth II when they were invited to stay at her Balmoral residence.
“[He wants] to understand people’s interests, people’s circumstances, different communities around the country,” she says.
Former PM says he would have ‘practice’ audiences with Prince Charles while Queen Elizabeth II was on the throne.
Just as we find we were even more attached to Queen Elizabeth than we realised, so we find ourselves even more loyal to her successor than we expected.
But how grateful ,after 40 minutes of solemnity, the House was to be given a licence by Johnson the ex-PM to laugh.
“This will be a difficult time for us all but I know we will all look after our fellow members as we look back over Her Majesty The Queen’s remarkable life and mourn her death.”
For the first time since 1979, we saw a Tory PM enter office who believes in an economic doctrine and is not afraid to preach it.
Mummy laughs and cries with us all, the Prince tells the Party at the Palace crowd.
Her Majesty was unable to attend after suffering ‘discomfort’ after yesterday’s events.
As we left the hall, the three of us hugged, found the nearest bar, had a well-deserved sit down and a beer, then jumped on the train home.