Frederic Harrison said his first memory was of his father paying a very rare visit to the nursery and saying,
'Frederic, I am going to tell you something now that you will remember for the rest of your life. The King is dead.'
'I said, "Oh, papa, who will be King now?" and my father said, "We are not going to have a king. We are going to have a queen."
'And I said, "So it has come to that." '