Over the past not quite two weeks, the world has witnessed the grandest
of ceremonial and pageantry in honour of Her Late Majesty the Queen,
beginning with the memorial service at St. Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh,
then the funeral a week later at Westminster Abbey, and finally the
committal service at St. George's, Windsor, where she was laid to rest.
Great Britain is, of course, famous around the globe for the pomp and
circumstance with which it surrounds its monarchy—something which other
constitutional monarchies long ago put behind them.
what stood out for me in these three memorial services is the extent to
which they focussed, not so much on the Queen's life and witness, but
on the person of Jesus Christ whom she trusted as her Saviour. To be
sure, there was some eulogizing, especially by the Archbishop of
Canterbury, Justin Welby, during the funeral.