On being the Queen:
Its a question of maturing into something that one's got used to doing and accepting the fact that here you are and it's your fate. In this existence, the job and the life go on together because you can't really divide it up.
Sounds rather like motherhood.
I was struck, while watching this, not only with Her Majesty's grace and graciousness but with her wisdom, which comes both which age and with living through *that* age. Amazing.
Hat tip to Fr. Jim Tucker.