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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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)

It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.

Therefore I am sure that this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor that are gone but a declaration of our hopes for the future, and for the years I may, by God's Grace and Mercy, be given to reign and serve you as your Queen.

First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness. I admired and respected her - for her energy and commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys.

It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.

These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.

Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas?

Like all best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.

They are not royal. They just happen to have me as their aunt.

For me, heaven is likely to be a bit of a come-down.

Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as it was yesterday when you and I laid wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance.

They have overcome Beecher's Brook and The Chair and all kinds of other obstacles. They have come through and I'm very proud and wish them well. (on Charles and Camilla)

I declare before you all that my whole life whether it be long or short shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.

My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.

Those who perpetrate these brutal acts against innocent people should know that they will not change our way of life.

I have been aware all the time that my peoples, spread far and wide throughout every continent and ocean in the world, were united to support me in the task to which I have now been dedicated with such solemnity.

My whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong. But I shall not have the strength to carry out this resolution alone unless you join in it with me.

To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.

I have behind me not only the splendid traditions and the annals of more than a thousand years but the living strength and majesty of the Commonwealth and Empire; of societies old and new; of lands and races different in history and origins but all, by God's Will, united in spirit and in aim.

No one who knew Diana will ever forget her. Millions of others who never met her, but felt they knew her, will remember her. I, for one, believe there are lessons to be drawn from her life and from the extraordinary and moving reaction to her death. I share in your determination to cherish her memory.

To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?

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.

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