The British public has been united in their desire to celebrate the life of Queen Elizabeth II, says Dan Wootton
Tomorrow the nation will stop to bid her a respectful final goodbye. It’s the least we can do.
As the country and world prepares to say our final goodbye to Queen Elizabeth the Great – with her state funeral likely to become one of the most viewed events ever tomorrow morning – it’s been another unprecedented weekend in modern British history.
The Queen’s children and grandchildren put family feuds to one side for two breathtaking vigils around the late Her Majesty.
Meanwhile, King Charles and Prince William have done all they can to assure us that the post-Elizabethan era of the monarchy will be one where the royals are regularly up close and personal with their subjects.
But overshadowing all of that: The Elizabeth line itself.
The queue to end all queues, snaking around many of the great sights of London as a great equalising force, bringing us together in quite remarkable ways.
I keep thinking about what the last ten days means for a previously divided Britain.
The unified spirit in which we’ve come together to say goodbye to our greatest ever monarch has been awe inspiring.
Political divides have been largely absent from the period of official mourning – and I think we should be highly suspicious of those individuals and groups who want to use this time to sow division.
Like James O’Brien, the toxic LBC hard left presenter, who has claimed the queue is some sort of establishment plot to concoct mass grief for the late Queen.
Or the BBC and Sly News who think it’s appropriate to use the Queen’s death to push the cause of Scottish independence and, indeed, in the case of the latter a revolution.
But while they’ve tried – supported by their grief-shaming, Britain-hating left-wing trolls that dominate that cesspit that is Twitter – the British public has been united in their desire to celebrate the life of the late Queen Elizabeth II.
In fact, a new poll shows support for Scottish independence has already plummeted by seven points since the death of the late Queen.
We feel no shame about her magical reign, no matter how hard the New York Times and CNN might try, because we KNOW she has been a positive force for good for this country, the Commonwealth and the world.
And tomorrow the nation will stop to bid her a respectful final goodbye.
It’s the least we can do.