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The most beautiful phrases of Queen Elizabeth II

He never gave an interview and therefore no one can say for sure what he thought. Apart from close family members and collaborators. However, during his long reign, Queen Elizabeth II has made her voice heard on many official occasions, often in the messages of Christmas greetings or in the many biographies dedicated to her. Here are the most beautiful phrases:

The pandemic

“While we may still have much to endure, better days will return: we will be with our friends again; we will be with our families again; we will meet again”
speech to the nation on April 5, 2020, at the time of the first lockdown for the Covid-19 pandemic

Diana

«So what I am telling you now, as your queen and grandmother, I say with my heart. First of all, I want to pay homage to Diana myself … I admired and respected her, for her energy and her commitment to others, and above all for her devotion to her two boys “
the Queen speaks to the nation in memory of Diana on September 5, 1997. The Princess of Wales was dead in a car accident on August 31, 1997. The Queen initially stayed at Balmoral Castle, keeping her grandsons William and Harry away from the public. Then, under pressure from the press and Prime Minister Tony Blair, she returned to London to speak directly to the public about Diana’s legacy.

Little steps

“It is worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that determine the most lasting change”
Christmas greetings of December 25, 2019

Peace

“When peace comes, remember that it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place”
as Princess Elizabeth, the Queen gave her first speech on October 13, 1940, via radio, to the children of the Commonwealth

Being a mom

“Yup. It’s the best job “
Queen discusses motherhood with actress Kate Winslet on November 21, 2012, following her appointment as Commander of the British Empire for her contributions to art

Love

“It has always been easy to hate and destroy. Building and loving is much more difficult “
Christmas greetings of December 25, 1957, broadcast for the first time on television

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The Queen’s first speech broadcast on Christmas 1957, recorded at Sandringham House in Norfolk

Resilience

“The generation in wartime, my generation, is resilient”
speech for the 75th anniversary of D-Day, June 5, 2019

Inclusion

“Everyone is our neighbor, no matter what race, creed or color”
Christmas greetings of December 25, 2004

Horses

“Mostly I go around the park once or twice before I go to sleep, you know … Exercise my horses”
from princess, at the age of six, to her housekeeper Marion Crawford in 1932

Harry and Meghan

“The issues raised, particularly the racial one, are worrying. Although some memories may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family in private ” statement issued by Buckingham Palace on behalf of the Queen, March 9, 2021. Two days earlier Harry and Meghan had given an interview to Oprah Winfrey expressing great affection and admiration for the queen, but criticism of the “company”. In the official statement, the queen stressed that Harry, Meghan and their son Archie were much loved members of her family, but she added that “some memories may vary”

Seniors

“I am reminded of that lady my age to whom a serious granddaughter asked the other day” Grandma, can you remember the stone age? ” While this might seem a bit extreme, older generations are able to provide a sense of context and the wisdom of experience that can be invaluable “
Christmas greetings of December 25, 2006

Philip

«Filippo likes to drive and he does it fast! He has his tiny MG that he’s very proud of – he drove me around, once all the way to London, which was a lot of fun, except it was like sitting on the street and the wheels are almost as tall as someone’s head ”
letter from Princess Elizabeth to the author Betty Shew, 1947

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