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
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. ..