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Old 06-26-2005, 04:20 AM
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"Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare." ~the lovely Queen Mum
"How small an selfish is sorrow. But it bangs one about until one is senseless." (letter to Edith Sitwell,shortly after the death of George VI.) ~Queen Mum
"The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights'. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself." ~Queen Victoria
"The Queen is the only person who can put on a tiara with one hand, while walking down stairs." ~Princess Margaret
"Whoever is in the distress can call me. I will come running wherever they are." ~Princess Diana
"I live for my sons. I would be lost without them." ~Princess Diana
"What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?" ~Princess Diana
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Old 06-26-2005, 07:05 AM
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Everyone needs to be valued. Everyone has the potential to give something back.
What a shame Diana's supporters don't remember this and value what they have in Camilla!
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What must it be like for a little boy to read that daddy never loved mummy?
and what must it be like for them to hear mummy's supporters constantly villifying daddy?
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Old 06-26-2005, 10:08 AM
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"Cricket is not illegal, for it is a manly game"
(Queen Anne)

"Move Queen Anne? Most certainly not! Why it might some day be suggested that my statue should be moved, which i should much dislike"
(Queen Victoria, referring to the moving of a statue of Queen Anne)
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Old 06-26-2005, 10:33 AM
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"The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them"
(Queen Victoria)

"It's like putting a bulb into a lamp. You just hold your bulb and then you... (Makes hand motion) ..you screw it in like that."
(Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark telling journalist how to do a royal wave)
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Old 06-26-2005, 10:38 AM
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"There is a lot to weigh up, but my biggest hope is to be able to make a difference somewhere. It's a privilege to have this opportunity..............The biggest pressure in my new role is becoming a public person. I've never been a person who craved the spotlight
(Crown Princess Mary of Denmark)
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Old 06-28-2005, 01:25 AM
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What a shame Diana's supporters don't remember this and value what they have in Camilla!

and what must it be like for them to hear mummy's supporters constantly villifying daddy?

One could argue,however, that it is too bad he keeps giving them so much ammunition to villify him with, though. ;-)
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Old 06-28-2005, 02:31 AM
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:o When the announcement was made about the engagement of Prins willem alexander en Maxima , she said : "He was a little bit dumm" . She was referring at the interview the prince gave in Argentina about a letter that was send by Videla about the past from maxima,s father.:o
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:18 AM
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*Ahem* One could also argue that this is a thread for quotes, not for arguments arising from them.
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:42 AM
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The famous quote by King Farouk of Egypt (paraphrased)

'In a few years there will only be five kings -- the King of England and the four kings found in a pack of cards'.

He was wrong, of course, but it is often cited.
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Old 06-28-2005, 03:46 AM
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'She thinks herself their Catherine the Great'

Queen Mary on Alexandra Feodorovna to her aunt Augusta.
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Old 08-24-2005, 08:25 PM
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Duchess of Windsor: 'you can never be to rich or too thin'. ;-)
Actually Sean, this quote is from Babe Paley, the famous American socialite. The Duchess had a cushion embroidered with this sentence though, and it was thus associated with her. :)
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Old 08-25-2005, 05:53 AM
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'The princess will appear how God and I created her' Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands after somebody suggested that her daughter, crownprincess Juliana might use some make-up for a speech on television.

'Nur ein Deutscher darf sie bekommen' (Only a german may she get), emperor Wilhelm II about the marital prospects of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands.

'One doesnt want to keep travelling gentleman waiting' Queen Wilhelmina's icy reply to a minister who offered his resignation, BUT expected that the queen would ask him to stay on.

'Yes, yes, we are strong people who do not cry' Queen Wilhelmina to her daughter Juliana on the day of prince Hendrik's burial (Wilhelmina's husband, Juliana's father), only a few months after the death of Wilhelmina's beloved mother Queen Emma.

'What was and is will also in the future be' Queen Wilhelmina in 1918, after an unsuccesfull revolution attempt by the socialists.
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Old 03-22-2006, 08:49 AM
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Royal Quotes...

Many royal's have shared a way with words...

Witty, sincere, humerous, rude & arrogant alike, here are some of their quotes. I especially like Queen Mary's, god bless her.

HM the Queen Marie of Romania:
Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.

HM the Queen Mary of Great Britain
My parents were in short street, so they had to go abroad to economize.

There's only one thing I never did and wish I had done: climbed over a fence.

You are a member of the British royal family. We are never tired, and we all love hospitals.

HM the King Edward VIII of Great Britain, Duke of Windsor
The thing that impresses me most about America is the way parents obey their children.

HG the Duchess of Windsor
Fill what's empty, empty what's full, and scratch where it itches.

For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.

I'm nothing to look at, so the only thing I can do is dress better than anyone else.

Never explain, never complain.

HM the Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain
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.

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

Grief is the price we pay for love.

HRH the Duke of Edinburgh
Everybody was saying we must have more leisure. Now they are complaining they are unemployed.

We don't come to Canada for our health. We can think of other ways of enjoying ourselves.

When a man opens a car door for his wife, it's either a new car or a new wife.

HRH the Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
I suppose, I'll now be known as Charley's Aunt

I'm no angel, but I'm no Bo-Beep either.

My children are not royal; they just happen to have the Queen for their aunt.

The Queen is the only person who can put on a tiara with one hand, while walking down stairs.

I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl.

HRH the Princess Anna, Princess Royal
You are a pest, by the very nature of that camera in your hand.

HRH the Prince of Wales
Father told me that if I ever met a lady in a dress like yours, I must look her straight in the eyes

I learned the way a monkey learns - by watching its parents.

I sometimes wonder if two thirds of the globe is covered in red carpet.

Something as curious as the monarchy won't survive unless you take account of people's attitudes. After all, if people don't want it, they won't have it.

Diana, Princess of Wales
Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.

If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each.

It is a weakness that I lead from my heart, and not my head.

When you are happy you can forgive a great deal.

HIM the Tsarina Catherine the Great of all the Russia's
I praise loudly. I blame softly.

I shall be an autocrat, that's my trade; and the good lord will forgive me, that's his.

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Favourite Royal Quotes

I love the dry wit of many members of the various royal families. My favourite is attributed to Diana: “They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?”

What are your favourite royal quotes?
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:53 AM
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"Bugger Bognor" was apparantly the last thing George V said which I quite like. He also said, "I do knight buggers" when asked to invest a well known homosexual with a knighthood. I find that hilarious seeing as his son was a raving nancy having an affair with one of the biggest gay icons of the early 20th century. Then of course, there's the Duchess of Windsor, "One can never be too rich or too thin" which I think is wonderful. Princess Margaret's "I suppose I'll be known as Charley's Aunt" on the birth of the Prince of Wales is quite delicious and anything by Queen Mary is entertaining and inspiring.
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Old 01-05-2007, 12:27 PM
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Prince Charles once said, "The things I do for England."

I remember Charles Laughton, portraying Henry VIII stated that in the movie of the same name.
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Old 01-05-2007, 02:47 PM
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Prince Charles once said, "The things I do for England."
I wonder what he had to do .. Don't you know?
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Old 01-06-2007, 01:13 AM
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Which famous quote do yor think a royal--or any famous person--would be known as in the future?
"The children could not possibly go without me,I wouldn't leave without the King,and the King will never leave". - HM Queen Elizabeth,wife of HM King George VI famously said,refuting suggestions that HRH Princess Elizabeth and HRH Princess Margaret be sent to Canada.Elizabeth was thirteen years old when World War II (WW2) broke out.She and her younger sister,HRH Princess Margaret were eventually evacuated to Windsor Castle,Berkshire.
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:34 AM
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"The important thing is not what they think of me, but what I think of them"
(Queen Victoria)

"It's like putting a bulb into a lamp. You just hold your bulb and then you... (Makes hand motion) ..you screw it in like that."
(Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark telling journalist how to do a royal wave)
Can you provide the source for the first quote. Thank you.
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Old 01-06-2007, 03:45 AM
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On the eve of the revolution in Iran, the Shah is quoted as having said:

-Ingratitude is the prerogative of the masses.

-A dictator can kill his people, a sovereign cannot.

The Shah is also quoted to have said something like:

-There is only one sovereign that has never lost his throne and that’s the king of cash!
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