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A family on the throne is an interesting idea. It brings down the pride of sovereignty to the level of petty life.
~ Walter Bagehot

 

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A monarch, when good, is entitled to the consideration which we accord to a pirate who keeps Sunday School between crimes; when bad, he is entitled to none at all.
~ Mark Twain

 

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A monarchy is the most expensive of all forms of government, the regal state requiring a costly parade, and he who depends on his own power to rule, must strengthen that power by bribing the active and enterprising whom he cannot intimidate.
~ James F. Cooper

 

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A throne is only a bench covered with velvet.
~ Napoleon Bonaparte

 

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All the time I feel I must justify my existence.
~ Prince Of Wales Charles

 

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Aspect are within us, and who seems most kingly is king.
~ Thomas Hardy

 

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Being a princess isn't all it's cracked up to be.
~ Princess of Wales Diana

 

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Call me Diana, not Princess Diana.
~ Princess of Wales Diana

 

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Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.
~ Benjamin Disraeli

 

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From his childhood onwards this boy will be surrounded by sycophants and flatterers. In due course, following the precedent which has already been set, he will be sent on a tour of the world and probably rumors of a morganatic marriage alliance will follow, and the end of it will be the country will be called upon to pay the bill.
~ James Keir Hardie

 

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Here lies our Sovereign Lord, the King whose word no man relies on: He never said a foolish thing nor ever did a wise one.
~ Earl Rochester

 

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I am every day more convinced that we women, if we are to be good women, feminine and amiable and domestic, are not fitted to reign; at least it is they that drive themselves to the work which it entails.
~ Queen Victoria

 

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I am your anointed Queen. I will never be by violence constrained to do anything. I thank God I am endued with such qualities that if I were turned out of the Realm in my petticoat I were able to live in any place in Christendom.
~ Elizabeth I

 

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I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love. I now quit altogether public affairs, and I lay down my burden.
~ Edward VIII

 

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I have nothing against the Queen of England. Even in my heart I never resented her for not being Jackie Kennedy. She is, to my mind, a very gallant lady, victimized by whoever it is who designs the tops of her uniforms.
~ Leonard Cohen

 

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I'd like to be queen of people's hearts.
~ Princess of Wales Diana

 

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I'm glad we've been bombed. It makes me feel I can look the East End in the face.
~ Queen's Mother Elizabeth

 

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If God calls you to be a missionary, don't stoop to be a king.
~ Jordan Grooms

 

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If your job is to leaven ordinary lives with elevating spectacle, be elevating or be gone.
~ George F. Will

 

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Like all the best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.
~ Queen Elizabeth

 

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