“Of course it was inevitable. Yet we allowed ourselves the fantasy that the Queen would never die”

A devastating loss
September 7, 2022

The death of Her Majesty the Queen, announced a short time ago, is a seismic event for the United Kingdom and a profound emotional shock that will be felt by millions. It was, of course, always an inevitability, as it is for all of us. And in recent months the Queen had obviously become increasingly frail. Nevertheless, it felt unthinkable that one day she would no longer be with us. We allowed ourselves to imagine that she would go on for ever. For so many of us this evening, this feels like a personal bereavement. Something of priceless value has been torn from us, and we feel devastated. READ MORE

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