By Maureen Lipman, May 31, 2012
To me the queen is very klug (smart). She keeps her own counsel. She is discreet, patient and astonishingly hard-working.
She never lets age, anxiety or fatigue stand between her and her commitment to duty. She is wary but never world- weary, wise and warmer than you’d think. She is interested, curious and surprisingly open- minded.