posted on Jan, 22 2010 @ 03:04 PM
I guess Queen Elisabeth will be talking as head of state of all "her" countries, Australia, Canada, NZ & the UK etc ? They're some of the most
advanced nations on earth in terms of political stability, economic prosperity, liberal thought & progressive social policies ... as are many of the
fully independent nations in the Commonwealth. So I think that gives her a unique perspective as head of state, head of the Commonwealth and because
of the continuity she represents. I hope she writes her own speech and that it's not written by her governments.
I think she's a intriguing character, still a bit of an enigma despite all her life being in the public gaze. One Scottish friend of mine, an
arch-socialist, said that he hated the monarchy until he realised how grateful he should be that there was still one person still left in Britain to
whom Margaret Thatcher had to defer ... and curtsy ! And he softened his opinion about Elisabeth over the years, although not a fan of royalty he lost