It's all to do with the training: you can do a lot if you're properly trained.

It has shown us all how our faith -- whatever our religion -- can inspire us to work together in friendship and peace for the sake of our own and future generations. This last year has reminded us that this world is not always an easy or a safe place to live in, but it is the only place we have.

Tonight we celebrate the value of sport as a means of bringing together people of 71 nations and territories, and from a wide range of cultures, traditions and beliefs. It gives me the greatest pleasure to declare the 18th Commonwealth Games open.

These natural and human tragedies provided the headline news; they also provoked a quite remarkable humanitarian response. It has been clear that in the course of this year relief workers and financial support have come from members of every faith and from every corner of the world.

If you want to win the heart and the mind of the Muslim community, you want to tell them, 'God said...' and 'The Muslims said...' and 'Mohammed said...', not 'Tony Blair said...' and.

Let us not take ourselves too seriously. None of us has a monopoly on wisdom.

I know I have the body but of a weak and feeble woman. But I have the heart and stomach of a king - and of a King of England.