Oh, we may disagree; refuse to trade;
Or choose to mock the meaning of their song;
But should we go so far as to invade
Then all is lost—our right becomes their wrong.
‘Dieu et mon droit’ — ‘God and my right’— was adopted as the motto of the English royal family by Richard I in 1198, revived by Edward III in the mid-14th century and has remained in place (more or less) ever since.