Know What the Queen of England Could Really Use?

Queen Elizabeth II at an offical welcoming ceremony on November 22, 2011 in London, England.
Just looking for somewhere to jam out to Hall and Oates.Photo: Paul Hackett - WPA Pool/Getty Images/Getty

In spite, and perhaps because of the austere times, the celebration should go beyond those of previous jubilees and mark the greater achievement that the diamond anniversary represents. … My suggestion would be a gift from the nation to her Majesty; thinking about David Willetts’s excellent suggestion of a royal yacht, and something tangible to commemorate this momentous occasion.” —Britain’s Education Secretary Michael Gove might not have the best handle on the meaning of the word “austere.”