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  • I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.

  • (Queen Elizabeth II was Britain's longest serving monarch.)

  • (For 70 years she was a constant point in a changing world.)

  • All hail the Queen!

  • (Elizabeth was crowned at Westminster Abbey, aged just 27.)

  • (She was married to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, for 73 years.)

  • Outside the palace, a 100,000 people surged forward in a solid mass.

  • They wanted Elizabeth.

  • They wanted Philip.

  • (The couple had four children...)

  • (eight grandchildren...)

  • (and 12 great grandchildren.)

  • (Her reign spanned 15 prime ministers...)

  • Good evening, your majesty.

  • I've just been talking to your Secretary of State for health.

  • (and 14 US presidents.)

  • It's wonderful to see you.

  • Thanking so much for having us.

  • (She witness enormous historical and social change.)

  • She faced challenging moments.

  • What I say to you now, as your Queen and as a grandmother, I say from my heart.

  • First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself.

  • (She was the first British monarch to visit the Republic of Ireland.)

  • With the benefits of historical hindsight, we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently, or not at all.

  • (Prince Philip died in April 2021.)

  • (The Queen reduced her duties...)

  • (but joined in with celebrations for her Platinum Jubilee.)

I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.

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Queen Elizabeth has died

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    林宜悉 posted on 2022/09/28
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