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Elizabeth II
(21 Apr 1926 - 8 Sep 2022)

English monarch who became Queen at the age of 25, and reigned for over seven decades as Head of State of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms. She was the elder daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Science Quotes by Elizabeth II (4 quotes)


I have long held an admiration for the work of engineers, a sentiment that is shared by other members of my family.
— Elizabeth II
Opening statement in Speech (25 Jun 2013), for the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
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This new power, which has proved itself to be such a terrifying weapon of destruction, is harnessed for the first time for the common good of our community. [Upon opening Calder Hall nuclear power station in 1956.]
— Elizabeth II
Speech, reproduced in Nuclear Power: The Journal of British Nuclear Engineering (1956), Vol. 1, 274.
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Throughout history, engineers have served their neighbours, their towns and their countries by making tools, machines and countless other things that improve every aspect of life. From information technology to medical science and mining, from building roads to space travel, engineers are working to make a difference to our standard of living, and with it our health, wealth and happiness. At its heart, engineering is about using science to find creative, practical solutions. It is a noble profession.
— Elizabeth II
In Speech (25 Jun 2013), for the 2013 Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
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While we have faced challenges before, this one is different. This time we join with all nations across the globe in a common endeavour, using the great advances of science and our instinctive compassion to heal. We will succeed—and that success will belong to every one of us.
— Elizabeth II
Televised address (5 Apr 2020), after outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic.
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