Queen Elizabeth II
These wretched babies don’t come until they are ready.
I have been aware all the time that my peoples, spread far and wide throughout every continent and ocean in the world, were united to support me in the task to which I have now been dedicated with such solemnity.
No one who knew Diana will ever forget her. Millions of others who never met her, but felt they knew her, will remember her.
In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognise how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.
Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
It is easy enough to define what the Commonwealth is not. Indeed this is quite a popular pastime.
Madam President, speaking here in Dublin Castle it is impossible to ignore the weight of history, as it was yesterday when you and I laid wreaths at the Garden of Remembrance.
My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.
I have to be seen to be believed.
For many, Christmas is also a time for coming together. But for others, service will come first.
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.
To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.
At Christmas, I am always struck by how the spirit of togetherness lies also at the heart of the Christmas story. A young mother and a dutiful father with their baby were joined by poor shepherds and visitors from afar. They came with their gifts to worship the Christ child.
The British constitution has always been puzzling and always will be.
I myself prefer my New Zealand eggs for breakfast.