Family lore has it that it rained heavily when Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh came to Stockholm for my birth. Well, they arrived a couple of days after, and it wasn’t really for my sake. But I’ve always liked to think of it that way.
And today, that same Queen has died after seventy years of rainy state visits and much more. I’m glad for her sake that she made it to Scotland this year as well. It rained a lot today too. Maybe not at Balmoral; I don’t know. But we have had floods elsewhere.
There will be tears. This is surprising in many ways, as a lot of people believe they are better off without queens and kings. But this Queen did well and for such a long time.