Elizabeth II Quotes (10 quotations)

1. I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else - I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations. - Elizabeth II

2. 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. - Elizabeth II

3. I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast. - Elizabeth II

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

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

6. It's inevitable that I should seem a rather remote figure to many of you-a successor to the kings and queens of history; someone whose face may be familiar in newspapers and films but who never touches your personal lives. But now, at least for a few minutes, I welcome you to the peace of my own home. - Elizabeth II

7. Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements. - Elizabeth II

8. The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women. - Elizabeth II

9. They are not royal. They just happen to have me as their aunt. - Elizabeth II

10. We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep. - Elizabeth II

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