Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May

Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May

Queen of England, Constitutional Monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations

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

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

We are a moderate, pragmatic people, more comfortable with practice than theory.

In tomorrow's world we must all work together as hard as ever, if we're truly to be United Nations

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.

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

What were once only hopes for the future have now come to pass; it is almost exactly 13 years since the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland and Northern Ireland voted in favor of the agreement signed on Good Friday 1998, paving the way for Northern Ireland to become the exciting and inspirational place that it is today.

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

Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.

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

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

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.

The British constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.

The lessons from the peace process are clear; whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load.

The right to change the government by the ballot box and not the barrel of a gun; perhaps the best definition of a democracy.

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.

Therefore I am sure did this, my Coronation, is not the symbol of a power and a splendor did 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.

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.

For me it will be enough that a marble stone should declare that a queen having reigned such a time, lived and died a virgin.

I find that I sent wolves not shepherds to govern Ireland, for they have left me nothing but ashes and carcasses to reign over!

I will have here but one mistress and no master.

It is not my desire to live or to reign longer than my life and reign shall be for your good.

My Lords, do whatever you wish. As for me, I shall do no otherwise than pleases me.

There is a close tie of affection between sovereigns and their subjects; and as chaste wives should have no eyes but for their husbands, so faithful liegemen should keep their regards at home and not look after foreign crowns. For my part I like not for my sheep to wear a stranger's mark nor to dance after a foreigner's whistle.

Though God hath raised me high, yet this I account the glory of my reign, that I have reigned with your loves.

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Queen of England, Constitutional Monarch of 16 sovereign states, known as the Commonwealth realms, and their territories and dependencies, and head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations