„It's the dependable Easter egg-colored suit. And the matching hat. And the ever-present, stiff little bag on her arm. It's the Queen, the shining symbol of consistency in a world that too often seems to be spinning out of control.
Here across the pond, we recognize how the Queen, in her own crisp way, provides comfort for her subjects – that enviable historical and emotional connection. Prime ministers come and go, wars begin and end, styles are in and out, and yet she has been there for 60 years. Face it, the lady is on the money. Literally.
And we crave that. Why else would we all flock to see every Helen Mirren depiction of Her Highness? Why else would »The King's Speech« storm our theatres and seduce Oscar? And why else would we all be holding our breath until »Downton Abbey« opens its castle doors for another season? We may be Americans, but deep down our blood is royal blue.
So, for all those who are rolling their eyes at the media hype, there are those of us who are enjoying it all as the come-to-life embodiment of the fairy tales that enchanted us when we were children.
Congratulations Catherine and William. Welcome Baby George. And a special bow to Great-Grandma. I can't wait for the christening so I can see your new hat.”