The Queen and the unfashionable idea of self-subjugation

I feel about the monarchy like most British people — I don’t have a huge problem with it, except in egregious moments like Prince Andrew getting away with his various crimes, but I don’t have a huge love for it either. The Queen has ruled my entire life, largely invisibly, so the monarchy is something I’ve largely taken for granted, like Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4 — kind of weird, but…

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Jules Evans

Author of Philosophy for Life and other books. Honorary fellow, Centre for the History of the Emotions. www.philosophyforlife.org.