Portal:Royalty/Selected quote

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  1. Select a new quote attributed to a different individual than any of those currently quoted below.
  2. Add a new Quote to the next available subpage, using the layout format from the link above.
  3. Add a citation of where the quote was stated on that subpage below the quote.
  4. Update the "Random subpage" start and end values at the Main Portal page to include the new Quote.

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Anne Boleyn, second Wife of King Henry VIII
I heard say that the executioner was very good, he'd have to be, for I have a little neck!
Anne Boleyn, shortly before her execution in 1536

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Charlemagne, King of the Franks
Right action is better than knowledge; but in order to do what is right, we must know what is right.
Charlemagne, quoted in T. H. Huxley's Science and Education, 1893

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Empress Dowager Cixi of China
I have read a great deal about Queen Victoria. Still, I think her life isn't half as interesting and memorable as mine.
Empress Dowager Cixi, To her lady-in-waiting Der Ling

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King George II of Great Britain
No, I'll have mistresses.
George II of Great Britain, tearfully answering his wife, Queen Caroline, who as she lay dying had urged him to marry again.

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Marie Antoinette, Queen of France
Courage! I have shown it for years; think you I shall lose it at the moment when my sufferings are to end?
Marie Antoinette, Responding to the priest who had accompanied her to the foot of the guillotine, who had whispered, "This is the moment, Madame, to arm yourself with courage."

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Diana, Princess of Wales
I'd like to be a queen of people's hearts, in people's hearts, but I don't see myself being Queen of this country. I don't think many people will want me to be Queen.
Diana, Princess of Wales, Interview with Martin Bashir on BBC Panorama, November 20, 1995.

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Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
Is that wise, darling? Remember you have to reign all afternoon.
Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, to her daughter Queen Elizabeth II, who was contemplating having a second glass of wine at lunch.

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William the Silent
All in the world I have is yours; Next to God, you are the one I love best, and if I did not know that your love for me is the same, I could not be so happy as I am: May God give us both the grace to live always in this affection without any guile.
William the Silent, to his first wife while she was dying in 1558

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Queen Rania of Jordan
What is important is not to live in fear. The most dangerous [thing to do] is to give up and lose hope. The main enemy is not terrorism or extremism, but ignorance.

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Queen Mary, wife of king George V
I am not dead yet!
Mary of Teck, said, during her last illness, to her physician, who neglected to bow before leaving her room. The physician, taking the hint, promptly turned and bowed before leaving the room.

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