I am aware that I am surrounded by people who feel that they could do the job better, strong people with powerful characters, but for better or worse, the crown has landed on my head.
While you mourn your father, you must also mourn someone else. Elizabeth Mountbatten. For she has now been replaced by another person, Elizabeth Regina. The two Elizabeths will frequently be in conflict with one another. The fact is, the Crown must win. Must always win.[to Elizabeth]
The faith and the crown are the two pillars that hold up this world. One collapses, so does the other.
The crown of Wessex is all-important. Wessex and England are all-important. Matters of the heart are not.[to Edward]