Queen Mum

One day during a royal tour of South Africa (in 1947), King George VI and Queen Elizabeth made a stop in Swellendam, a town well known for its Nationalist sentiments. When the queen greeted the crowd, an old Afrikaner farmer bluntly remarked that, as delighted as he was to meet the Royal Family, he did not think much of being governed by Westminster.

"I understand perfectly," the Queen Mum, daughter of a Scottish earl, sweetly replied. "We feel the same in Scotland!"

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