I respect and admire the monarchy more than I can say. Many leaders would do well to learn from the Queen’s sophisticated and thoughtful approach,” says former oil industry executive who entered holy orders and is now the 105th  Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby.

He told the London Telegraph’s Charles Moore (12/7) that he loves the integration of the spiritual and the constitutional.

Recently he preached the sermon in Westminster Abbey for the 60th anniversary of the Coronation.

“I felt almost surprise, reading the order of service for 1953, that it opened with her own private prayer. Extraordinary. Her own allegiance to God was given ahead of our own allegiance to her.”

That is worth stressing.

Her own allegiance to God was given ahead of our own allegiance to her.”