For all of the vicissitudes of her reign, God bless Queen Elizabeth II for her Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
May she do God’s will in the time given to her and come to the bliss of Heaven by whatever means God designs.
I have lovely memories of being the celebrant at parishes in England on a Sunday and reciting the prayer for the Queen after Mass, which – American as I am – I could do with a warm heart. We want everyone to be saved, right?
Think of the weight of that over the years.
BTW… for an absolutely fascinating explanation of the coronation rites, check out a book by Fr. Aidan… UK HERE
To all my priest friends in England, I raise a glass. Right now, as a matter of fact.