In honor of the Royal Wedding, I thought I’d share two of my favorite quotes from Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. I always respected her for being a kind, yet spunky woman, and the more I read about her, the more my admiration of her grows. She was definitely a strong and determined woman, and it showed in the way she lived her life.
On being advised to send her children to Canada during World War II:
“The children won’t go without me. I won’t leave the King. And the King will never leave.”
On the bombing of Buckingham Palace, also during World War II:
“I’m glad we’ve been bombed. It makes me feel I can look the East End in the face.”
What an example of strength and loyalty to her husband and her nation!