Queen Elizabeth II most memorable quotes

Queen Elizabeth II

London, The Gulf Observer: Before a final farewell, here are some of most memorable quotes of Queen Elizabeth II.

Her first televised Christmas broadcast in 1957:

“It’s inevitable that I should seem a rather remote figure to many of you, a successor to the kings and queens of history”.

“I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice. But I can do something else” .

“I can give you my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”

Wartime broadcast with her younger sister, Princess Margaret, October 1940:

When peace comes, remember it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place.

“My sister is by my side, and we are both going to say good night to you”.

“Come on, Margaret. Goodnight, children. Goodnight, and good luck to you all.”

Speech in November 1992 after a fire at Windsor Castle and the failure of three of her children’s marriages:

“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’.”

Televised address following the death of Princess Diana in a car crash in Paris, September 1997.

“What I say to you now, as your queen and as a grandmother, I say from my heart. 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.”

Televised address on 5 April 2020, after outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.

“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.”

Speech on her 21st birthday, 21 April 1947, broadcast on the radio from Cape Town.

“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.”