It was while Princess Margaret was attending a high-society party in New York that the hostess asked her politely how the Queen was keeping. "Which one?" she is reported to have replied with her typically razor-sharp wit. "My sister, my mother or my husband?
I would like it to be known that I have decided not to marry Group Capt. Peter Townsend. Mindful of the church's teaching that Christian marriage is indissoluble, and conscious of my duty to the Commonwealth, I have resolved to put these considerations before any others.
I'm no angel, but I'm no Bo-Beep either.
Disobedience is my joy!
In our family, we don't have rifts. We have a jolly good row and then it's all over. And I've only twice ever had a row with my sister.
[On public events attended by royalty:] It was the usual 'zoo tea.' You know, we eat - the others watch.
The Queen is the only person who can put on a tiara with one hand, while walking down stairs.
I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl.
I am deeply grateful for the concern of all those who constantly prayed for my happiness.
I'm the heir apparent to the heir presumptive.
I have no intention of telling people what I have for breakfast.
My children are not royal; they just happen to have the Queen for their aunt.
When my sister and I were growing up, she was made out to be the goody-goody one. I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl.
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