The endurance of the monarchy is evidence of the decline of the political classes

It’s fair to say that Her Majesty was at last night’s concert out of duty rather than pleasure; I felt that ear plugs weren’t really enough, and someone should have provided her with the fake eyes that Homer Simpson wears when he has to do jury service. As for Prince Philip, he missed it but I imagine his verdict could be summed up in one word – “ghastly”. The concert to mark the reign of Elizabeth II was fittingly aimed… Read on