What is the royal role in my life given the suburban modern life that is guided by nothing that is sourced from that person, family and constitutional principle? Not all that much despite the slightly sad tepid efforts of the seemingly one term Tory government. Yet, there are things like the history of the pagents on the River Thames that give you some joy if not pride in the moment. Somewhere there is a photo of Grannie giving Elizabeth a tour of Greenock that links me and mine with she and hers directly. You (and I) may have opinions about the nature of our government but you can't deny the service - even if with servants - that herself has given. A jubilee is what she has earned and we all deserve. Sad that the tightwad loyalists of Canada's Federal level are only satisfied with portraits in embassies and not the four day holiday weekend being enjoyed in Britain.