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the Queen Mother Elizabeth (1900 – 2002)

Or Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, and popularly known as The Queen Mum, was Queen consort of George VI of the United Kingdom (19361952) and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II.
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the Queen Mother Elizabeth
"Dear Edwina, she always liked to make a splash." On hearing that Edwina Mountbatten had been buried at sea
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"We'd have to go self-service."
"Wouldn't it be terrible if you'd spent all your life doing everything you were supposed to do, didn't drink, didn't smoke, didn't eat things, took lots of exercise, all the things you didn't want to do, and suddenly one day you were run over by a big red bus, and as the wheels were crunching into you you'd say 'Oh my god, I could have got so drunk last night!' That's the way you should live your life, as if tomorrow you'll be run over by a big red bus."

"I'll polish it off myself." On the fate of a gift of a nebuchadnezzar of champagne (20 bottles' worth) even if her family didn't come for the holidays.
Elizabeth the Queen Mother
"Never trust them, never trust them. They can't be trusted."
"I wouldn't if I were you, Nol; they count them before they put them out." Murmured to the gay writer Sir Nol Coward at a gala. While she mounted a staircase lined with Guards, she noticed Coward's eyes flicker momentarily over the soldiers.
the Queen Mother Elizabeth
"But I love communists!"
"We loved him."
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