Quote by King George III

George III of Great Britain


The statement is a humorous remark attributed to King George III of England (reign: 1760-1820) after delivering the speech from the throne at the opening of Parliament in 1770.

The King was known to have suffered from mental illness in his later years, and the comment has been interpreted as an indication of his increasing detachment from the affairs of state. It may also reflect the King’s sense of his limited role in the government, as the speech was usually written by his ministers and he was expected to deliver it without deviation.