I think we’ve begun to realise what’s so great about Britain

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If the 1990s proved an all-time low in popularity for the Royal Family, this decade is proving the opposite.

Remember the three divorces, the death of Princess Diana and that sense of them being out of touch as the Queen cried over losing her beloved Royal Yacht?

But with the marriage of Wills and Kate last year, we had the perfect warm-up to get ready to burst with patriotism to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.

As the Red Arrows flew over Buckingham Palace to Land of Hope and Glory, Britain started to love itself again.

With Union flags adding colour everywhere, I think we started to see what is so great about Britain. At last.