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Friday's Quote of the Day

09:25 UK time, Friday, 4 July 2008

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"I think I will take two small bottles of Dubonnet and gin with me this morning, in case it is needed" - the Queen Mother, in a note from Royal page William Tallon's collection of memorabilia.

Starting as a junior assistant, William Tallon, known as Backstairs Billy, served the Queen Mother for five decades and built up a massive collection of royal memorabilia including this handwritten note.

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