Mrs Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn

Mrs Queen Takes the Train by William Kuhn

I loved this funny, lighthearted look at what Queen Elizabeth might be like and might be thinking.  It is thoughtful, but not provoking. Image

The Queen certainly has been through a lot in her reign and needs to stand for something more than a person, but at the end of the day she is really just a person.  Someone who may try yoga, enjoy a gin, have real friendships with unexpected people.

This is the angle employed by William Kuhn who has combined extensive research (or did he already know the etiquette, rules, system?) with what maybe the Queen might be thinking, have thought or do.

The Queen is tired, maybe even a bit depressed.  Things are getting her down and she doesn’t know if there is anything she can do to change things.  She has lost her beloved Britianna and now the Royal Train is in the firing line.  How can she keep with tradition and keep with the times?  She goes on an impromptu adventure which causes some interesting situations for herself and her staff, and finds a little bit of herself along the way.

While I know this is entirely a fictional account, I feel like I understand the Queen better, or at least what I think I would like the Queen to be like so I can like her.  Probably the best PR I’ve ever experienced about the monarchy. I wonder what Queen Elizabeth would make of it?

 

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