7 all-purpose (and glittering) quotations from ‘The Crown’

PR pros can delight in the repartee of the young royals—and some quotes are the perfect inspiration for writers looking to pack a punch.

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There are many reasons to fall in love with the Netflix series “The Crown.”

There’s the character development, the deference to historic detail, the gorgeous settings, the lavish costumes, the British refinement, the strained politeness. Yet, it’s the hard-hitting dialogue that makes the show a writer’s dream—and an inspiration to communicators of all stripes.

Need to have a difficult conversation with your boss, reprimand an employee, or kick someone to the curb? Take a look at these quotes and add a little style to your messaging.

1. “I’ve been queen barely 10 years, and in that time I’ve had three prime ministers, all of them ambitious men, clever men, brilliant men. Not one has lasted the course. They’ve either been too old, too ill, or too weak. A confederacy of elected quitters.” — Queen Elizabeth II to Prime Minister Harold Macmillan

2. “No, it is not my job to govern, but it is my job to ensure proper governance. But how can I do that if my ministers lie and plot and hide the truth from me? You have prevented me from doing my duty. You have hampered and bamboozled the proper functioning of the Crown. How could you?” — Queen Elizabeth II to Cabinet Minister Lord Salisbury

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