In 2013, I was bestowed with the honour of receiving the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal. I must admit at that time I did not consider myself to be a Monarchist. Since then I have become to better appreciate how fortunate the world is to have the benefit of someone whose power is in her wisdom, and how she exercises it.
The quote from Her Majesty’s Christmas message (“Even with the most deeply held differences, treating the other person with respect and as a fellow human being is always a good first step towards greater understanding.”) was one of the most popular posts I have done since I started my blog, which suggests that many share this appreciation.
Her comments this week redoubled my sense of appreciation. “As we look for new answers in the modern age, I for one prefer the tried and tested recipes like speaking well of each other and respecting different points of views, coming together to seek out the common ground and never losing sight of the bigger picture. To me these are timeless, and I commend them to everyone.” Long may she reign.