Queen Elizabeth II Knew the Virtues of Being Vanilla
Not Offering an Opinion Was Key to the Monarch’s Success—A Strategy Her Son Would Do Well to Embrace
If the British monarchy is to survive, it needs someone who is as bland as Queen Elizabeth II.
You would look in vain for any controversial statements made by the queen during her lifetime. Sure, in the internet age, she, too, acquiesced to having a Twitter account, and a team of press people would post things on Instagram in her name. But they were all bland, uncontroversial—and, frankly, dull.
In an age when everyone has an opinion—when everyone in public life feels an urge to tell all and sundry about their grumbles, …