Queen Elizabeth II

Denny Hatch is the author of six books on marketing and four novels, and is a direct marketing writer, designer and consultant. His latest book is “Write Everything Right!” Visit him at dennyhatch.com.

My wife, Peggy, and I are unabashed royal watchers. We subscribe—and look forward to every month—the Brit magazine, Majesty. Whenever we are in London, we try to visit the Queen’s Gallery off Buckingham Palace, because the Royal Family has one of the greatest private art collections in the world and the exhibitions there are changed regularly. So surfing DirecTV over early morning coffee on Friday, August 31, I stumbled on the BBC live coverage of the memorial service commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Princess Diana and was hooked. It is the BBC that invented TV coverage of great national events—funerals, coronations, state visits

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