There were to be two thanksgiving services on Friday. One, in Louisville, Kentucky, will be filled with emotion, grief, popular gratitude and a true celebration of a remarkable life’s accomplishments.
The other, at St Paul’s Cathedral in London, saw a gathering of Britain’s entitled elite congratulate itself with pomp and pretention as it marked the first-ever British monarch to live to 90.
Other stuff is kicking off too, some of it also involving hats, and balls.
To be fair, though, it was reported that the clashes had been sparked by local “ultras”.
And in the day’s other Queen news…
Finally, what really keeps Britain great? That’s right, Birds..