Yesterday Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 90th birthday. Having dedicated her life to service, her long reign is a consequence of the tragic early death of her father, George VI, at the young age 56. The BBC broadcast a family tribute here.
The BBC re-scheduled their programmes to broadcast another tribute yesterday following another early death, that of the Queen of comedy, Victoria Wood. Her observance of life informed her remarkable ability to make us laugh. I haven't laughed so much in years.
To two remarkable women. Thank you.