” As the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, the Queen feels she cannot be seen to smile in church – and her natural reaction is to combat mirth by putting on a stern face. “


” The Queen has well-informed opinions of many of her bishops and likes those who are straightforward and intelligent. Both she and Prince Philip believe Christianity is as much about forgiveness as morality. “


” When Queen Victoria became Britain’s longest ruling monarch in September 1896, ousting George III, church bells rang throughout the country, and beacons blazed on hilltops. “


” The Queen rarely loses her temper, but when she does, she brooks no argument. “


” The Middletons and the Windsors might seem at first glance to be worlds apart. Kate certainly shows no sign of adopting the horsey, doggy lifestyle beloved of her grandmother-in-law. But the Queen admires how well Kate has embraced royal life, combining it cheerfully with duty and motherhood. “


” Even as she approaches 90, the Queen is sometimes glimpsed with her headscarf tied firmly under her chin riding her favourite hack, Emma – one of the fell ponies she breeds. “


” When Lady Diana Spencer first visited Balmoral, aged 19, she charmed all the Royals and the Queen especially. “


” The Queen made a great fuss of her future daughter-in-law, trying to demonstrate that she was interested in Diana for her personal qualities and not just for what she represented, as the wife of the heir to the throne. “



All 8 Ingrid Seward Quotes about Queen in picture


As the Supreme Governor of the Church of England, the Queen feels she cannot be seen to smile in church - and her natural reaction is to combat mirth by putting on a stern face.
The Queen has well-informed opinions of many of her bishops and likes those who are straightforward and intelligent. Both she and Prince Philip believe Christianity is as much about forgiveness as morality.


When Queen Victoria became Britain
The Queen rarely loses her temper, but when she does, she brooks no argument.
The Middletons and the Windsors might seem at first glance to be worlds apart. Kate certainly shows no sign of adopting the horsey, doggy lifestyle beloved of her grandmother-in-law. But the Queen admires how well Kate has embraced royal life, combining it cheerfully with duty and motherhood.
Even as she approaches 90, the Queen is sometimes glimpsed with her headscarf tied firmly under her chin riding her favourite hack, Emma - one of the fell ponies she breeds.
When Lady Diana Spencer first visited Balmoral, aged 19, she charmed all the Royals and the Queen especially.
The Queen made a great fuss of her future daughter-in-law, trying to demonstrate that she was interested in Diana for her personal qualities and not just for what she represented, as the wife of the heir to the throne.
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