Wednesday 13 December 2017

Eilis O'Hanlon: Our attitudes to the Jubilee say a lot about us

We have nothing to bring us together in the same way that the Queen unites Britain, writes Eilis O'Hanlon

The wedding of William and Kate aside, there haven't been that many people standing outside Buckingham Palace since Princess Diana died, when a mood of insurrection was in the air and it looked as if the Royal family had finally run out of luck.

The fact that last weekend's Diamond Jubilee festivities were such a triumph is a testament to the durability of the British monarchy. They haven't survived for centuries without learning to adapt and change.

What the present generation of Royals had to learn was the art of connecting with people on a human level.

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