„I’ll do a Queen’s duty to the very last hour! I see the King grow old, I see danger ahead, I see everything, but I don’t think we may take the hand from the rudder, before it is taken away by higher powers and more knowing ones. One only can die once, and not a minute before it is ordained! My belief is unshakeable, as it has resisted such a hard life.”
Queen Elisabeth of Romania (Carmen Sylva), Bucharest, 1904.