Although she stopped short of an outright apology for the “heartache, turbulence and loss” of the past century, the Queen said: “We can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.”
The landmark speech during a state dinner at Dublin Castle included a direct reference to the murder of the Duke of Edinburgh’s uncle, Earl Mountbatten, by the IRA, when the Queen said the “events have touched us all, many of us personally”.
But her overriding message was one of “forbearance and conciliation” as she spoke of being able “to bow to the past, but not be bound by it”.
“This is pure, unbridled, unapologetic masculinity to its core… If this car were a man it would have a mane of hair, a shirt unbuttoned to the waist, leather trousers, a medallion and he’d be drenched in aftershave. And nobody would laugh.”
Is this not the worst thing you’ve ever heard about a Lamborghini or any car or anything ever?