After 60 years, Queen Elizabeth is still on stage and the wings are getting crowded. Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands just vacated her seat in favour of her son. King Albert of the Belgians is bowing out and his son will do the waving to the crowds from now on.
So isn’t it time to retire gracefully Elizabeth?
Even Prince Charles is getting long in the tooth and a bit past his sell-by date. But how about the more than perfect couple of William and Kate and won’t they look grand on a postage stamp?
The queen can still wear her monochromatic outfits and bucket hats but she won’t have to give those insipid speeches any more.
The trouble is that she does not have a boss to inform her that she has just been made redundant.