Bertrand and Véronique have been working on a speech that Princess Elizabeth could have said on the day she was crowned as Queen Elizabeth II. Here is a speech Her Majesty could have given, instead of the actual one 🙂
Today, the Kingdom of Great Britain has just started a new part of its story.
It’s a great honor to become your Queen, I’m very proud to assume this duty.
Since childhood, I have been prepared to take over my late father’s position. He set for me an example which I shall always follow.
As you know, our country was involved in the Second World War, and the role we played in the conflict is still fresh in our memory, we went through it together. We fought, we won and we survived. We showed to the world how determinate and united we are.
Now, the task to build lies ahead of us, as Queen of United Kingdom and Head of the British Commonwealth, I promise you to promote our interests in the world, I’ll work every day and every night for my country and peace, first of all in Europe, and in the other parts of the world. Active measures will be taken to achieve that goal.
I and my family will serve the British people with fidelity, uprightness and loyalty. My husband supports me. He shares my point of view on my duties and my affection for you.
I’ll work with the Prime Minister, the government to secure justice and peace in our country, the UK, the Commonwealth and our Colonial Empire.
I’ll build contacts around the world to represent our great power, and I’ll continue to meet the heads of states, to spread the British’s influence all over the world.