Quotation by Elizabeth

The children won't leave without me; I won't leave without the King; and the King will never leave.
Elizabeth (b. 1900), British royalty, Queen Consort (1936-1952) and Queen Mother (1952- present). As quoted in Majesty, ch. 9, by Robert Lacey (1977).

The Queen said this in 1940, responding to suggestions that the two young Princesses, Elizabeth (b. 1926) and Margaret (b. 1930), be evacuated from England for their safety during the Second World War. She was the Consort of King George VI (1895- 1952).
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