....that this queen had the Coldstream Guards play "The Star Spangled Banner" at Buckingham Palace after 9/11; or that she sang it, herself and from memory, at a religious ceremony not long after.Nor should we forget the faithful friendship of Her Majesty's armed forces in the nearly eleven years of war that have followed. Here are some members of those armed forces performing for her on her 85th birthday.
The author of that piece wrote another famous song. Already Kipling's prophecy has caught that one.
May our British friends have good kings and queens in the years to come. On this occasion, congratulations, ma'am.