Saturday 18 November 2017

Mary Kenny: Queen will reveal herself doing what she loves best

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh
Mary Kenny

Mary Kenny

'HAS the Queen of England ever given an interview?" the Dublin cabbie asked me. Yes, she gave one interview, in 1923, and decided never to repeat the experience.

The constitutionalist Walter Bagheot had written that monarchy must keep some mystique if it is to flourish: do not let too much daylight in on the magic, as he put it. Perhaps that was a counsel borne in mind.

In one way, Elizabeth II is unknowable.

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