Friday 20 April 2018

James Downey: Why the jubilee party is well and truly over for the British

James Downey

James Downey

THE celebrations of Queen Elizabeth's diamond jubilee were thoroughly English: magnificent and colourful but far too long drawn-out.

The most spectacular event, the Thames pageant, proceeded down the river at a pace of one, yes one, mile an hour. No wonder the Duke of Edinburgh fell ill.

His wife's stamina, which we admired so much in Ireland last year, was never in doubt. Neither was her immense popularity.

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