影片对白 I prefer to keep my
feelings to myself, and foolishly, I believed that was what people wanted from
their Queen - not to make a fuss, nor wear one's heart on one's sleeve. Duty
first, self second.
思想火花 "And I salute her courage
and her consistency, and I thank her because if it wasn't for her, I most
certainly would not be here. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Queen!"
4. Make a fuss 小题大做
这是个很有意思的片语，用来指人们"小题大做，大惊小怪"，例如：I'm sure he'll be here soon; please don't make
如果要表示"针对……大惊小怪"，要与介词 about / over 连用，例如：He's making a fuss about nothing. If
you make a fuss over the small budget items, what will it be like when we
discuss the big ones?
如果是make a fuss over someone，那就表示"对某人表现出过分的关心"，例如：Whenever they visit Grandma
she makes a fuss over the children.
5. Wear one's heart on one's sleeve
意思是"to make one's intimate feelings or personal affairs known to all
张扬，外露，坦率"，尤指感情上的外露，例如：She was not the kind who would wear her heart on her
这个片语也写作pin one's heart on one's sleeve。
On the Death of Princess
by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Queen of the
The Queen spoke to the nation live at 6.00 p.m. on Friday, 5 September,
from the Chinese Dining Room at Buckingham Palace, 1997
Since last Sunday's dreadful news we have seen,
throughout Britain and around the world, an overwhelming expression of sadness
at Diana's death.
We have all been trying in our different ways to cope. It is not easy to
express a sense of loss, since the initial shock is often succeeded by a mixture
of other feelings: disbelief, incomprehension, anger -- and concern for those
We have all felt those emotions in these last few days. So what I say to you
now, as your queen and as a grandmother, I say from my heart.
First, I want to pay tribute to Diana myself. She was an exceptional and
gifted human being. In good times and bad, she never lost her capacity to smile
and laugh, nor to inspire others with her warmth and kindness.
I admired and respected her -- for her energy and
commitment to others, and especially for her devotion to her two boys.
This week at Balmoral, we have all been trying to help William and Harry come
to terms with the devastating loss that they and the rest of us have suffered.
No one who knew Diana will ever forget her. Millions of others who never met
her, but felt they knew her, will remember her.
I for one believe that there are lessons to be drawn from her life and from
the extraordinary and moving reaction to her death.
I share in your determination to cherish her memory.
This is also an opportunity for me, on behalf of my family, and especially
Prince Charles and William and Harry, to thank all of you who have brought
flowers, sent messages, and paid your respects in so many ways to a remarkable
These acts of kindness have been a huge source of
help and comfort.
Our thoughts are also with Diana's family and the families of those who died
with her. I know that they too have drawn strength from what has happened since
last weekend, as they seek to heal their sorrow and then to face the future
without a loved one.
I hope that tomorrow we can all, wherever we are, join in expressing our
grief at Diana's loss, and gratitude for her all-too-short life.
It is a chance to show to the whole world the British nation united in grief
May those who died rest in peace and may we, each and every one of us, thank
God for someone who made many, many people happy.