A United Kingdom movie quotes help tell a true story in the film about Prince Seretse Khama who, despite racial tensions, married a caucasian woman in the 1940s. The biographical romantic drama was written by Guy Hibbert based on Khama's real life story. Amma Asante directed A United Kingdom, which opened theatrically in the United States on February 10, 2017.
In A United Kingdom, Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo), heir to the royal throne of Bechuanaland, now Botswana, is at a social event when he meets an attractive blonde woman, Ruth Williams (Rosamund Pike) in 1948. The royal heir and London office worker hit it off almost immediately and begin a relationship, one that angers each of their families. So when Seretse tells Ruth about his responsibility to return to his South African home, the pair decide to get married.
But as much as Seretse and Ruth love one another, their interracial marriage is not accepted by Ruth's British government or Seretse's country's citizens. Seretse is urged to renounce his throne and exiled from England as a result of the marriage. Though through all of these setbacks, Seretse and Ruth vow to find a way to make their unconventional union work for everyone.
A United Kingdom movie quotes give a peek into the film just like other movie quotes do for their respective films including for Moonlight, John Wick: Chapter 2, Fifty Shades Darker, and The LEGO Batman Movie.
Do You Like to Dance?
Charles: What's this song supposed to be?
Seretse Khama: I don't know but they are utterly butchering it.
Ruth Williams: Sorry, I do love jazz but I never trusted an Englishman to play it.
Seretse Khama: Do you like to dance?
Seretse and Ruth meet for the first time in these A United Kingdom movie quotes after both agree that the jazz music played at the social affair is not great. One comment leads to a dance and perhaps a budding relationship.
Renounce Any Right to the Throne
Tshekedi Khama: Over two decades of preparing you to be our king, this is how you face me.
Ella Khama: Who do you think will accept you, as if it were your right to be our queen.
Tshekedi Khama: You will renounce any right to the throne.
Seretse Khama: Malnutrition, malaria, there is so much that I need to do.
Naledi Khama: We need him more than you. Let him go.
Ruth Williams: We've misjudged this, haven't we?
When Seretse and Ruth arrive in Bechuanaland in these A United Kingdom movie quotes, they are not exactly welcomed with open arms. Seretse's uncle even goes as far as to demand Seretse renounce his royalty, but he is undeterred of the work he feels he must do.
A Responsibility to Return Home
Seretse Khama: I would hate to walk away from you knowing that I would never see you again.
Ruth Williams: Well then you must. I will see you again.
Seretse Khama: My grandfather was a king. I am his heir. I have a responsibility to return home to my people.
Both Seretse and Ruth agree that they want to see one another again but Seretse explains how that might be difficult. Their romance blossomed in London, where she lives, but Seretse has an obligation to return to his home in Africa.
Yes, I Will Marry You
Seretse Khama: If I achieve anything worthwhile, if I leave my heart here...
Ruth Williams: I know what you're asking, what it means and yes, I will marry you.
Despite everyone telling them how they shouldn't be together, and what the consequences of their love would be for others, Seretse and Ruth get engaged to be married in these A United Kingdom movie quotes. They want to be together and are willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen.