Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary

Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
1926

English Constitutional Monarch of the Commonwealth Realms, Monarch of the United Kingdom, Supreme Governor of the Church of England

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I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.

Oh, dear, I hope it wasn't anyone important.

Today we need a special kind of courage. Not the kind needed in battle, but a kind which makes us stand up for everything that we know is right, everything that is true and honest. We need the kind of courage that can withstand the subtle corruption of the cynics, so that we can show the world that we are not afraid of the future.

I have to be seen to be believed.

Our peace and prosperity can never be taken for granted and must constantly be tended, so that never again do we have cause to build monuments to our fallen youth.

We are not amused.

I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our grief at Diana's loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life. It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief and respect.

Our religions provide critical guidance for the way we live our lives, and for the way in which we treat each other.

What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass; it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favour of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today.

I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.

The British Constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.

When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.

I think everybody really will concede that on this, of all days, I should begin my speech with the words `My husband and I'.

The Duke of Edinburgh and I are very happy that the Prince of Wales and Mrs. Parker Bowles are to marry.

In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognize how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.

The events that I have attended to mark my Diamond Jubilee have been a humbling experience. It has touched me deeply to see so many thousands of families, neighbors and friends celebrating together in such a happy atmosphere.

In tomorrow's world we must all work together as hard as ever, if we're truly to be United Nations.

The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.

1992 is not a year on which I shall look back with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an 'Annus Horribilis'.

It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.

The right to change the government by the ballot box and not the barrel of a gun; perhaps the best definition of a democracy.

But nothing that can be said can begin to take away the anguish and the pain of these moments. Grief is the price we pay for love.

It is as queen of Canada that I am here. Queen of Canada and all Canadians, not just one or two ancestral strains.

The true measure of all our actions is how long the good in them lasts...everything we do, we do for the young.

Discrimination still exists. Some people feel that their own beliefs are being threatened. Some are unhappy about unfamiliar cultures. They all need to be reassured that there is so much to be gained by reaching out to others; that diversity is indeed a strength and not a threat. (2004 Christmas message)

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Queen Elizabeth II, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
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1926
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English Constitutional Monarch of the Commonwealth Realms, Monarch of the United Kingdom, Supreme Governor of the Church of England