Here’s a thought: If England went to war and they had to muster all their knights and protectors of the realm, all they would have is a theatre troop and a quirky rock band.
It’s silly but perhaps the Queen has a point. In this day and age our country’s identity (culture, language, politics, trade etc.) may not only change with war but with culture, and ideas, subversively. In this way entertainers and popular artists act like protectors, of sorts, keeping some sort of “British ness” alive while all the world is breaking down the doors. What do you think?