A tender, deeply affectionate portrait of our Queen, in delicate colours, was painted in 1965, to my astonishment, by the crusty, feisty Duke of Edinburgh. I didn’t know that the Duke painted, and this work shows his sensitive side. There is a calm, strong feeling to the painting, which sums up the sterling, steadfast character of our monarch.
This painting, clearly executed by someone who knows the Queen through and through, made me think of someone who obviously does not understand our monarch at all, the mottled, tear drenched dandy, ex-Premier Tony Blair, who had the temerity to describe Queen Elizabeth as “haughty”. One shudders to even think of the vile tome he is touting round the country, so crass and egocentric are the snippets one is forced to endure on tv, and when one’s eye inadvertantly catches sight of them in the press.
Naturally one would never, ever, dream of reading the ghastly tome from the grubby little war criminal, and the few words we are forced to endure only confirm his ignorance and bad manners. His smile is like a naked light bulb winking off and on in a cheap hotel.His betrayal of the privacy he should have preserved regarding his dealings with the Queen puts him on a par with Nick Griffin, who was touting details of his invitation to the Queen’s Tea Party.
Haughty! Ha! Our Queen has always been a most astute judge of character. She clearly had Tony Blair sussed from the very start, and, with excellent good sense, she kept her royal distance accordingly. Apparently Tony Blair was forced from office by Gordon Brown, and is still waiting for Gordon to apologise. Really! Gordon, well done! There is nothing to apologise for, and it’s a shame that you didn’t manage to push him out sooner.