Karen Dolby

    Yanna Yannahas quoted6 months ago
    For many men, the only point in marrying was to have legitimate heirs
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    ‘It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult
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    ‘Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom,’ said the Queen, speaking in her Christmas broadcast in 1991.
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    Straightforward, practical, courageous, formidable and dignified are just a few of the adjectives most often used to describe the Monarch. The broad smile and twinkling eyes also suggest a sharp sense of humour, a quality most often reserved for family and friends, but increasingly apparent in public. This book looks at the character traits and values that have affected her approach to life, as well as the events and relationships that have helped to shape her reign.
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    sombre party descended
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    o young to bear such a burden.’
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    Looking back on this time in her life some forty years later, the Queen reflected, ‘It was all very sudden … taking it on and making the best job you can. It’s a question of maturing into something that one’s got used to doing, and accepting the fact that here you are, and it’s your fate, because I think continuity is important.’
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    he was conscientious, she was well informed, she was serious-minded.
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    The Times reported: ‘Then the Queen came, a young and gracious figure, with her hands clasped motionless in front of her and with a smile to acknowledge the homage of curtseys and bows. She walked lightly and in slow state, her head held high, and passed, the complete Queen, to her consecration.
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    he Queen said, “Oh, that was marvellous. Nothing went wrong!” We were all laughing.’
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