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Britain begins to think the unthinkable: life after the queen

Elizabeth II’s intention is to remain in public view as long as she can. But the shadow cast by her years lengthens

31 October 2021 - 18:42 By Martin Ivens

The world’s leaders are gathered in Glasgow for COP26, but Queen Elizabeth II — most likely the dignitary they were keenest to glimpse — will not be there to greet them. She will address delegates in a recorded video instead. The conference will lack the magic dust that the physical presence of Europe’s last anointed and longest reigning monarch scatters over such occasions.  ..

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