The Queen apparently keeps a diary, and has done so for many years. It will no doubt be pure gold for future historians, though I doubt whether it will appear in my lifetime.
It would be interesting, though, to know what she thought of last week’s Jubilee festivities. My mother is just 3 months younger than Elizabeth II, and while Mum probably does a good deal more shopping, cooking and laundry than the Queen, I don’t think she could have stood for hours in the rain, let alone clamber into a barge for a ceremonial journey down the Thames.
The present Queen’s great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, kept a diary too. Continue reading