The Common Sense Queen: David Cameron Hails the Queen
|Queen Elizabeth II is hailed Common Sense Queen by Prime Minister David Cameron|
Prime Minister David Cameron has nothing but deep admiration and respect to the lady he’d love to call the “common sense Queen.”
“My weekly hour with the Queen is vital because I get to draw on all those qualities: Her knowledge; her commitment; her time-tested wisdom,” shares Cameron about his weekly meeting with the monarch.
“Above all she has an abundance of what I’d call “great British common sense” – the ability to cut through the fuss and see what really matters. That is invaluable to me, as I’m sure it was to the other 11 Prime Ministers she has worked with.
“Against all the noise and combat that is British politics, this is a quiet hour to take stock with someone who understands the broad sweep of events; who after 60 years at the heart of our national life knows politics may swing this way and that, but for whom certain values and ideals remain deeply important.’ Cameron continues: ‘Over six decades we’ve passed through the jet age, space age and digital age; seen numerous armed conflicts and countless social movements – but constant throughout it all has been the service of our Queen.
“She promised to give her heart and her devotion “to these old islands”, and that promise she has kept beyond question.
“My audiences with the Queen have revealed many more of her qualities. She has a vast, intricate knowledge of foreign affairs. If there’s an event in a far-off country – whether an election, a coup or a riot – I can guarantee that Her Majesty will not just know about it, but have chapter and verse on it.”
Cameron’s heartfelt tribute will be published in the Diamond Jubilee Opus, a luxury book that depicts each decade in Queen Elizabeth II’s reign. In it, he talks about his audiences with the Queen, who he meets one hour every week. The book features 800 pages of never-before-seen images and commentary on the Queen’s coronation, fashion sense, private life, and her relationship with the Commonwealth.