Queen Elizabeth ii on her coronation day, in 1953:
“I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine. Throughout all my life and with all my heart I shall strive to be worthy of your trust.”

On the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the last day of the Platinum Jubilee:
“When it comes to how to mark seventy years as your queen, there is no guidebook to follow. It really is a first. … I remain committed to serving you to the best of my ability, supported by my family.”


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