We were pleased to sing "God save the Queen" at the morning service, as we give thanks for the 60th Anniversary of the Accession of our Queen.
I, like most Australians, would say that we are truly thankful for QE II. But I am a republican, and think that an English person has no business being our head of state...or (since I am both an English person and an Australian citizen) that our Head of State should be an Australian citizen.
But, as I say, the benign leadership of Elizabeth II gives us much to be thankful for. It is about her competence, her genuiness and her track record.
But I decided today while we were singing the Royal Anthem that I am never going to sing God Save the King!