Queen Elizabeth Dies At 96. Here Are Some Of Her Memorable Quotes

Queen Elizabeth II's coffin taken from Balmoral to Edinburgh

Queen Elizabeth Dies At 96. Here Are Some Of Her Memorable Quotes

London: Queen Elizabeth II was one of the most recognisable people on earth, seen often but not always heard from.   

Here are some of her most memorable quotes:

– ‘Salad days’ –

“You mean forever?”

— What the then princess Elizabeth allegedly asked her babysitter when told her family was moving to Buckingham Royal residence after her dad became ruler in 1936.

“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.”

— Committing herself to an existence of administration to the Republic in a radio station from Cape Town, aged 21.

“Throughout all my life and with all my heart, I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.”

— The new Queen Elizabeth II speaks in a radio broadcast to mark her coronation in 1953.


“At the point when I was 21, I swore my life to the assistance of our kin and I requested God’s assistance to sincerely commit great that promise. Albeit that promise was made in my plate of mixed greens days, when I was green in judgment, I don’t lament nor withdraw single word of it.”

— Reaffirming her lifetime commitment to the job in a speech to mark her 25 years on the throne, in 1977.

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“The time for words has now moved to the time for action.”

— Encouraging world pioneers to leave a heritage for people in the future at the Unified Countries environmental change highest point in 2021.

– Royal intrusion –

“What are you doing here?”

— The queen’s reported response to finding Michael Fagan in her bedroom on July 9, 1982, according to the intruder himself.

“I remember we were terrified of being recognised.”

— Reviewing in a 1985 BBC interview how she, her more youthful sister Margaret and a gathering of companions commended the finish of The Second Great War with swarms in the city of focal London.

– Troubled times –

“1992 is not a year I shall look back on with undiluted pleasure. In the words of one of my more sympathetic correspondents, it has turned out to be an ‘annus horribilis’.”

— From the sovereign’s Christmas message in the year three of her kids’ relationships imploded and there was a significant fire at Windsor Palace.

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“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 that there are lessons to be drawn from her life and from the extraordinary and moving reaction to her death.”

— Confronting public analysis for the gradualness of her reaction, the sovereign tends to people in general in an exceptionally surprising live transmission after the passing of princess Diana in a Paris fender bender in 1997.

“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.”

— From a message from the sovereign read out at a faith gathering in New York following the September 11, 2001, assaults.

“We should take comfort that while we may have more still to endure, better days will return. We will be with our friends again. We will be with our families again. We will meet again.”

— Rallying the nation in a rare televised address at the height of Britain’s coronavirus lockdown, in April 2020.

– Long life and dedication –

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“He is somebody who doesn’t take praises yet he has, basically, been my solidarity and remained such an extremely long time, and I owe him a more noteworthy obligation than he could at any point guarantee, or we will at any point be aware.”

— The queen on her husband, Prince Philip, in a 1997 speech to mark their golden wedding anniversary.

“Appreciation, regard and pride, these words summarize how I feel about individuals of this nation and the Province – – and how this Brilliant Celebration affects me.”

— On marking 50 years as monarch, in 2002.

“It isn’t one to which I have at any point sought. Definitely, a long life can pass by a large number, my own is no exemption.”

— On becoming Britain’s longest-reigning monarch on September 9, 2015.

“None of us will live forever.”

— The queen acknowledges mortality while urging world leaders to halt global warming in a speech to the UN climate change summit, in October 2021.

– Quick wit –

Queen Elizabeth II said 1992 was her 'annus horribilis', or horrible year.  But could this year have rivalled it? - ABC News

“Less dressy? What do you think this is?”

— Her reaction to Annie Leibovitz in a 2007 photoshoot when the VIP picture taker recommended she eliminate her headdress.

“Well, I’m still alive.”

— Her response to Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister Martin McGuinness, who asked how she was on meeting her in 2016. McGuinness was a former senior figure in the Irish Republican Army, which killed her cousin, Louis Mountbatten in 1979.

“Are you supposed to look like you’re enjoying yourself?”

— Joking with G7 leaders in Cornwall, southwest England, 2021.

– Cameo roles –

“Good evening, Mr Bond.”

— The sovereign welcomes Daniel Craig playing James Bond in a satire sketch for the initial function of the London 2012 Olympics.

“Boom? Really, please!”

— Answering a happy test from the Obamas at the 2016 send off of grandson Ruler Harry’s Invictus Games for injured, debilitated and wiped out military staff and veterans.


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