A huge loss for one prominent family, a significant loss for our nation and commonwealth, and one which touches us all. Sometimes, the death of a public figure affects us deeply because it powerfully reminds us of our own bereavements and losses.
I’ve become more of a Republican than a Monarchist (for a variety of reasons) but this is a very significant event that has moved me.
We’ll all need time to process it, and much will be said in the media. In the meantime, I offer my sincere love and prayers to the Royal Family and especially the Queen.