These sort of occasions always bring out discussions in Britain on the rights and wrongs of monarchy for that country. Tory Diary is therefore running twelve “Tory” quotes in support of the British monarchy. One’s from, uh, the Bible, but that great admirer of the American republic, Mrs. Thatcher (as usual) nails it:
Those who imagine that a politician would make a better figurehead than a hereditary monarch might perhaps make the acquaintance of more politicians.
The one and only.