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Queen Elizabeth's Inspiring Quotes

Queen Elizabeth II's Most Inspiring Quotes Over the Years

Queen Elizabeth's Inspiring Quotes
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She spent seven decades as Queen and was head of state for 15 countries at the time of her death, so it's fair to assume that Queen Elizabeth II had picked up some words of wisdom during her reign as Britain's longest-serving monarch. She oversaw 15 prime ministers, greeted some of the world's most wonderful minds, and held formal affairs with people from all backgrounds and cultures, but on 8 Sept, her passing at age 96 was confirmed in a statement by Buckingham Palace.

She became Queen at the age of just 25 in 1952, following the death of her father, King George VI, and had been the one constant throughout decades of change. From postwar Britain through her "annus horribilis" and the joyous arrival of her great-grandchildren, the Queen had no doubt seen and heard it all. Through her Christmas Day speeches, which became a tradition for households up and down the country, she imparted inspiring words to help rally the nation, and she delivered uplifting quips during her royal engagements. As the dawn of King Charles III begins and the world mourns the loss of Her Majesty, take a look back at some of the Queen's most profound, poignant, and perceptive quotes during her impressive reign.

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