The death of a Queen to an American anglophile.

The UK certainly know how to do tradition and ceremony better than anyone.

As I watched the beautifully outfitted Royal Navy sailors draw her coffin from Buckingham Palace to Westminster I was proud for them.

As I watched those handsome red jacketed young men carried that tiny woman’s coffin into Westminster I was moved.

As I watched the young people who had a part in the service I thought she would be glad.

As I watched the wonderful service and heard the scripture readings and hymns that were part of it, I was inspired.

This woman, very young when she took over the immense duty of sovereign, was worth every respect, accolade, kindness, and protocol due her position as THE Queen.