Queen Elizabeth has been part of my entire life. She has always been there, in the background, part of the news. Her health appeared to have deteriorated so quickly, over the past few months, most markedly since Prince Philip died. I will miss her sorely.
My partner was in the same room as her majesty. She was working in a dance school, and had to manage a class of four year old children who did a dance for the queen, when her majesty visited my partner's school. My partner didn't get to talk to the queen; though she was mentioned in the Guardian along with a photograph of her corralling her young charges.
For good or bad, Prince Charles is now king. I hope Camilla keeps him under control. He is almost exactly 10 years older than me.
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