“I visit the United States this week to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the landing of a small group of British citizens on a tiny island in what is now called the James River, here in Virginia. With the benefit of hindsight, we can see that, in that event, the origins of a singular endeavor, the building of a great nation, founded on the eternal values of democracy and equality, based on the rule of law and the promotion of freedom.”
Queen Elizabeth II Address to a Joint Session of the Virginia Assembly, delivered May 3, 2007 (there’s video if you can stand it)
That Queen! What a kidder! What a hat!