Power is nothing without authority.
One doesn’t often get the opportunity to meet a former king. Former kings are usually dead.
One always has to accept one’s own part, I believe, in any mess.
Not having a voice is something all of us have to live with.[to Charles]
My name is Elizabeth.
In the first flush of a romantic love, we’re all blind. We see only what we want to see.
I am Queen, but I am also a woman. And a wife.
Age is rarely kind to anyone. Nothing one can do about it. One just has to get on with it.
What did the window cleaner see in the Kremlin? Nothing. That’s the trouble with iron curtains.
We must all ask ourselves when to exercise those things that are within our power and when not to.
True statesmanship is not confined to a time in public office.
One of the most unfortunate things about being sovereign I have discovered is that you paralyze virtually any situation you walk into.