I, also, started thinking from another point of view, the Queen’s. Does she have a personal persona or only a public one? What is it like to refer to herself as ‘One’ or ‘We’, and never in the first person as “I”? (Try it-- read this paragraph and substitute ‘one’ for ‘I’ and ‘my’).
I listened to this book on audiotape on my way to the cottage. Although read by the author, a male voice no less, I wondered if just maybe I was in the presence of the Queen. I ended up having a great deal of compassion for her and the scripted life forced upon her. Reading got her into trouble; it opened up her heart; it gave her feelings; it got her thinking outside the box; it introduced her to freedom. We non-royals know all that.
But, as the Queen might say, “One isn’t even free enough to join a book group.”