On this, the 60th anniversary of the coronation of HM Queen Elizabeth II, how apt are those opening words of the National Anthem. As Supreme Governor of the Church of England she has been a rock on shifting sand. On this occasion I can do no better than quote from this article, Chosen and Anointed by God:
"And through all the political fractures and religious schisms of the past six decades, she has been a vision of true majesty; transcending petty ideologies and the ephemeral fads that come and go like politicians in a by-election. In an age when representative government is despised and democratic accountability diminished by the interminable drip-drip-drip of scandal and corruption, it is worth reflecting on the fact that the Queen has remained loyal to her Coronation Oath to God, sworn in 1953, while thousands of succeeding politicians have reneged on their oaths of allegiance to her, incrementally subsuming Parliament to foreign powers; the Crown to foreign courts; undermining democracy with oligarchy; and negating sovereignty with fealty to unaccountable elites."
God save the Queen!