HC Deb 19 February 1952 vol 496 cc1-2

THE TREASURER OF THE HOUSEHOLD (Mr. CEDRIC DREWE) reported Her Majesty's answer to the Address, as follows:

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the loyal and affectionate address which the House of Commons have presented to me on the sad loss that I have suffered and on my accession to the Throne.

I value highly the warm expressions of your attachment to my person and of your confidence in my determination to follow my dear Father's example of devotion to the service of his peoples throughout the world.

I pray that with the blessing of Almighty God I may ever justify your trust and that, aided by your counsel and sustained by the strength of the affection of my peoples, I may uphold the ideals that my Father set before me of peace, freedom and the happiness of the great family of which I am now the head.