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Queen Elizabeth II – A Life in Words and Pictures

An extraordinary life celebrated.

As Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest alongside her husband, Prince Philip, in a tomb at King George VI Memorial Chapel in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, Liberty Nation celebrates her life and reign.

The Royal Windsor Horse Show 2021

Queen Elizabeth II seen driving her Range Rover car as she attends day 2 of the Royal Windsor Horse Show in Home Park, Windsor Castle on July 2, 2021, in Windsor, England. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)

“The world is not the most pleasant place. Eventually, your parents leave you and nobody is going to go out of their way to protect you unconditionally. You need to learn to stand up for yourself and what you believe and sometimes, pardon my language, kick some ass.”

Royalty - Queen Elizabeth II and Churchill's - No. 10 Downing Street

Queen Elizabeth II is greeted by Lady Churchill and Sir Winston Churchill, as she arrives for a dinner party at No. 10 Downing Street. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

“Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.”

Queen Elizabeth II Smiling

Her Majesty the Queen with Princess Margaret and the Duke of Edinburgh at Tivoli Theater. The Duke is conversing with Lord Harewood.

President Reagan Laughing at Queen's Remarks

President Reagan laughs following a joke by Queen Elizabeth II, who commented on the lousy California weather she has experienced since her arrival to the States. (Photo by Bettmann/Getty Images)

“I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together.”

Queen Elizabeth in Garden with Dog

Queen Elizabeth II of England at Balmoral Castle with one of her Corgis, 28th September 1952. UPI color slide.

“Grief is the price we pay for love.”

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - NOVEMBER 07: In A Week Of High Drama For Queen Elizabeth Ll At The Time Of The Court Case Of Ex-butler Paul Burrell She Gives Way To Tears At The Service Of Remembrance In Westminster At St Margarets Church. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

She gives way to tears at the Service Of Remembrance in Westminster at St Margaret’s Church. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”

NZL: Queen Elizabeth II visits New Zealand

Queen Elizabeth II meets Maoris in New Zealand, 1977. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)

“Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives but often a description of a community, organisation or nation.”

Princess Elizabeth of England

Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) of England, with Princess Margaret, on her tour of South Africa, 1947. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

“It has been women who have breathed gentleness and care into the hard progress of humankind.”

Prince William's Christening

(Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

“Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.”

Princess (later Queen ) Elizabeth of Great Britain doing technical repair work during her World war two military service, 1944.

Princess (later Queen) Elizabeth of Great Britain doing technical repair work during her World War Two military service, 1944. (Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

“For me, heaven is likely to be a bit of a come-down.”

Queen & Philip State Opening Procession

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in a State Coach for the procession to the State Opening of Parliament. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

“I should like to be a horse.”

Queen Reagan Riding

During his State Visit, Queen Elizabeth II riding her horse ‘Burmese’ in Windsor Great Park with President Reagan who is riding ‘Centennial’. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Princess Elizabeth Riding a Horse

Princess Elizabeth of England represents the King at colorful trooping ceremony. She is photographed on her arrival back at the Palace ceremonies.

“I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.”

Royalty - First Televised Queen's Speech

Seated at her desk in the Long Library at Sandringham, with portraits of her children and Christmas cards forming a homely background, the Queen is seen on a television screen when reading ‘a few lines’ from ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ near the end of her traditional Christmas Day broadcast to her peoples. (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)

“To what greater inspiration and counsel can we turn than to the imperishable truth to be found in this treasure house, the Bible?”

National Service Of Thanksgiving At Westminster Abbey

The Duke of Edinburgh reads from the Bible as members of the Royal Family and the rest of the congregation listen during a National Service of Thanksgiving and Remembrance for a congregation of World War II veterans, marking the end of World War II 60 years ago. (Photo by POOL/Anwar Hussein Collection/Getty Images)

“My husband has quite simply been my strength and stay all these years, and I owe him a debt greater than he would ever claim.”

Playful Portrait of the Royal Family

Playful portrait of the Royal Family

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