No matter whether you are religious, agnostic or atheist, the great old churches and temples of this world carry a powerful charge of energy from the centuries of prayer, of song and of silence that have been carried out there. Even now, most folk hush themselves when they enter an ancient church and take a moment to feel the echo of the ages.
I still cannot believe that I have the privilege to know and work with Patrick Jephson, Princess Diana's first and only Chief of Staff. Few days shy of her 18th death anniversary, I sat down with Patrick to discuss the Princess's life, achievements, as well as the mysteries surrounding her tragic death.
I don't think Prince Andrew is a serious threat to the survival of the House of Windsor. Even as the Queen's second son, he's pretty low down the succession pecking order, below Charles, William, the infant Prince George and Harry. And after all, our history is littered with princes behaving badly. The real threat to the family firm is Andrew's big brother.
This person is going to have to develop the ability to dispassionately judge others, and their motivation, perhaps earlier than the rest of us have to. At the heart of all new relationships is going to be a central question - what's in it for them? It will take just a few bruising encounters of betrayal to the press, for George to close himself off to all new relationships, in a profoundly unhelpful manner.