“What is a princess, and what is a queen? Why is the princess often a pejorative description of a certain type of woman, and the word queen hardly ever applied to women at all? A princess is a girl who knows that she will get there, who is on her way perhaps but is not yet there. She has power but she does not yet wield it responsibly. She is indulgent and frivolous. She cries but not yet noble tears. She stomps her feet and does not know how to contain her pain or use it creatively.

A queen is wise. She has earned her serenity, not having had it bestowed on her but having passed her tests. She has suffered and grown more beautiful because of it. She has proved she can hold her kingdom together. She has become its vision. She cares deeply about something bigger than herself. She rules with authentic power.” (By Marianne Willi amson, ‘A woman’s Worth’)


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” That woman has given her whole life in service to her people. Fifty years doing a job SHE never wanted! A job she watched kill her father. She’s executed it with honor, dignity, and, as far as I can tell, without a single blemish, and now we’re all baying for her blood! All because she’s struggling to lead the world in mourning for someone who… who threw everything she offered back in her face. And who, for the last few years, seemed committed 24/7 to destroying everything she holds most dear!” ( By Tony Blair in ‘Queen’)

「あの女性は、国民のために人生のすべてを捧げてきたんだ。やりたくもない仕事を、自分の父親を殺した仕事を、50年間も! 威厳と誇りをもって、不平不満一つ言わずに、やりとげてきたんだ。なのにわれわれは今彼女をいじめている。自分の顔に後ろ足で泥をひっかけたような女の弔いが滞っているというだけで」



“Nowadays people want glamor and tears, the grand performance. I’ve never been good at that. “(By Queen Elizabeth II in ‘Queen’)




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