Queen Elizabeth II

21st April 1926 –  8th September 2022

With great sadness, last Thursday, the United Kingdom and all Commonwealth countries lost a Monarch who was loved and respected across the world. She had fulfilled her role above and beyond expectation. For over 70 years, she had touched the lives of so many around the world. While she was crowned on 2nd June 1953, she assumed her duties upon the passing of her father King George VI on 6th February 1952

Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered as family oriented - a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was passionate in supporting her family, guiding and advising each of them throughout their lives.

Queen Elizabeth II was a patient and thoughtful person towards all those who had the privilege to meet her. Her sense of humour was more openly conveyed later in her service, such as her participation in the recent Jubilee’s ‘Paddington Bear sketch’ or striding through Buckingham Palace alongside Daniel Craig in the unforgettable skit that started the 2012 Olympics Opening ceremony. Theresa May, recently shared she had dropped a piece of cheese at a garden party, and quickly put it back on the plate, hoping no-one had seen her, she said the Queen had, she just winked and smiled at her.

The Queen's passing is sad for so many, but our hearts go out to our new King, Charles III. Although The Family are dealing with tremendous grief, they have sustained her legacy in carrying out their duties.

We, as a community of a great nation, will support him wholeheartedly.