The Queen (2006)
Sylvia Syms: Queen Mother
HM The Queen Mother : You will have to talk to Lord Chamberlain about all this.
HM Queen Elizabeth II : Oh, I have. And to Robert Fellowes, and it seems they both agree with Mr. Blair.
HM The Queen Mother : I see.
HM Queen Elizabeth II : Something's happened. There's been a change, some shift in values. When you no longer understand your people, mummy, maybe it is time to hand it over to the next generation.
HM The Queen Mother : Don't be ridiculous. Remember the vow you took?
HM Queen Elizabeth II : I declare that my whole life, rather it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service.
HM The Queen Mother : Your whole life. That is a commitment to God, as well as your people.
HM Queen Elizabeth II : But what if my actions are damaging the crown?
HM The Queen Mother : Damaging it? You're the greatest asset this institution has. One of the greatest it has ever had. The problem will come when you leave. But you mustn't think about that now, certainly not today.
HM Queen Elizabeth II : Oh, mummy.
HM The Queen Mother : You must show your strength, reassert your authority. You sit on the most powerful throne in Europe, head of an unbroken line that goes back more than a thousand years. Do you really think that any of your predecessors would've dropped everything and gone up to London because a bunch of hysterics carrying candles needed help with their grief? And as for that silly Mr. Blair, with his Cheshire Cat grin...
HM Queen Elizabeth II : Do you think it wise for the boys to go stalking so soon?
HM The Queen Mother : Anything that gets them into the fresh air is a good thing.
HM Queen Elizabeth II : Well maybe they shouldn't take their guns, I mean if a photographer were to see them it might send out the wrong signal.
HM The Queen Mother : If there is a photographer out there, he could be the first kill of the day.
HM Queen Elizabeth II : [Charles comes into the room during news report] Charles, isn't this awful?
HM Queen Elizabeth II : What are you going to do about the boys?
Prince Charles : Let them sleep until we know more.
HM Queen Elizabeth II : Yes, that's sensible.
Prince Charles : I should go to Paris, I told my people to start organizing a jet.
HM Queen Elizabeth II : What, a private one?
Prince Charles : Yes.
HM Queen Elizabeth II : Isn't that precisely the sort of extravagance they always attack us for?
Prince Charles : How else am I supposed to get to Paris at this time? The airport at Aberdeen will be closed and...
HM The Queen Mother : Charles dear, use the Royal Flight; they keep one plane on permanent standby, in case I should kick the bucket.
HM Queen Elizabeth II : No, Mummy, that's out of the question; this isn't a matter of State.
Prince Charles : What are you talking about?
HM Queen Elizabeth II : Diana's no longer a member of the Royal Family, she's not an HRH, this is a private matter!
Prince Charles : She's mother to your grandchildren!
HM The Queen Mother : What is happening now?
Prince Philip : I don't know; I can't hear, everyone shouting!