Elizabeth II


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Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is the constitutional monarch of 16 sovereign states (known as the Commonwealth realms) and their territories and dependencies, as well as head of the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations. She is Supreme Governor of the Church of England and, in some of her realms, carries the title of Defender of the Faith as part of her full ... more »

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  • ''I said, "That was a very brave thing to do." He said, "Och, it was just the training." I have a feeling that, in the end, probably that is the answer to a great many things.''
    Elizabeth II (b. 1926), British monarch. As quoted in Time magazine, p. 58 (November 30, 1992). On giving an award to a soldier.
  • ''Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.''
    Elizabeth II (b. 1926), British monarch, Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. quoted in Daily Mail (London, Oct. 19, 1989).
  • ''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.''
    Elizabeth II (b. 1926), British monarch, Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. speech, Nov. 24, 1992, Guildhall, London. quoted in Times (Londo...
  • ''These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.''
    Elizabeth II (b. 1926), British monarch, Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Quoted in Today (London, August 4, 1988). Said of the expect...
  • ''It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.''
    Elizabeth II (b. 1926), British monarch, Queen of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. television documentary, BBC1, Feb. 6, 1992.
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