I know I'm going to get into trouble for this, but I have a lot of time for Princess Anne, who's celebrating her 60th birthday today. If I was designing a constitution for Britain, you can bet your life that a hereditary monarchy would not be part of it, but we have one, and the majority of people want to keep it, so it's not going to change any time soon.
I like Anne so much because she isn't the stereotypical Princess. As a young woman, she went out there and made a name for herself as a top horsewoman - a million miles away from the pretty dresses and tiaras of fairytale Princesses. Growing up in a stifling culture governed by patriarchal protocol, she did her own thing in her own way.
I respect her for having the feistiness to tell intrusive photographers to "naff off" and for the way in which she's calmly got on with supporting her charities and being the hardest working member of the Royal Family.
I wish her well on her "diamond jubilee".