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Hugo directors on Queen Elizabeth II

Updated: Oct 12, 2023


Company statement

Company directors- Judith & Andrew Parton and Nadine & Warwick Oakey have released a joint statement on Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II, who passed on 8th September 2022, aged 96 and it reads:

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty the Queen, and profoundly grateful for her steadfast service to our nation.  Queen Elizabeth II was patron of more than 600 charities and organisations, demonstrating unwavering commitment, dignity and grace to many.On behalf of Hugo Technology, we would like to offer our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family.

Over the past seven decades as Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II made several speeches.

Here are some of her most notable quotes on war and conflict, the United Kingdom and Christmas.


HRH Queen Elizabeth II on War & Conflict

“In remembering the appalling suffering of war on both sides, we recognize how precious is the peace we have built in Europe since 1945.” – German banquet hosted by then-president Horst Köhler in 2004

“The wartime generation—my generation—is resilient.” – D-Day 75th anniversary in 2019

“When peace comes, remember it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place.” – Speech during a Wartime Broadcast 1940

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Statement following September 11 attacks.


HRH Queen Elizabeth II on the United Kingdom

“I have in sincerity pledged myself to your service, as so many of you are pledged to mine.” – Coronation Ceremony Speech in 1952

“The function of constitutional monarchy is to personify the democratic state, to sanction legitimate authority, to assure the legality of means, and guarantee the execution of the public will. It is my ardent desire that no citizen in my realms should suffer restraint.” – Speech to the Quebec Provincial Legislature in 1964

“The theme this year is, ‘Women as Agents of Change’. It reminds us of the potential in our societies that is yet to be fully unlocked, and it encourages us to find ways to allow all girls and women to play their full part.” – Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2011


HRH Queen Elizabeth II Christmas broadcasts

“It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.” – Christmas 1957

“It is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change.” – Christmas 2019

When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future.” – Christmas 2008

“Family does not necessarily mean blood relatives, but often a description of a community, organization or nation.” – Christmas 2011

“I cannot lead you into battle. I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else – I can give my heart and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.” – Christmas 1957.

Goodnight, Lilibet…

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