It is with deep sadness that we report news of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II‘s death this Thursday afternoon (08/09/2022). In what has come as devastating news to the Royal family, Her Excellency passed away at her Balmoral Estate in Scotland aged 96. This has brought an end to a life devoted to public service since her youth.
Queen Elizabeth II departs not only as the longest reigning monarch in British history after reigning for 70 years but a leader who remained a constant sign of stability in the face of much societal change in Britain and internationally over the better half of a century. Her biblically-inspired values provided a compass to her rule throughout the 70 years of her reign. Individuals who met and worked with Her Majesty unanimously speak of her unwavering compassion, kindness and love to people which was birthed by a rooted Christian faith. “The Defender of the Faith” has ran her race and fought the good fight. A women of great faith and grace; the Queen never failed to remind the British public about the the true meaning of Christmas, family, values and morals. She was a figure head of stability & unity. She is survived by her 4 children, eight grandchildren & 12 great grandchildren.
The crown has been passed down to her son and heir Charles, who is now officially known as King Charles III. The new King has expressed and described the death of his mother as “the greatest sadness for me & all members of my family”. He said: “We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”
During the coming period, he said he and his family would be “comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held”. The King and his wife, Camilla, now Queen Consort, will return to London on Friday, Buckingham Palace said.
Senior royals had gathered at Balmoral after the Queen’s doctors became concerned about her health earlier in the day. All the Queen’s children travelled to Balmoral, near Aberdeen, after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision. Her grandson and now heir to the throne, Prince William, and his brother, Prince Harry, also gathered there.
Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was appointed by the Queen on Tuesday, said the monarch was the rock on which modern Britain was built, who had “provided us with the stability and strength that we needed”.
Speaking about the new King, she said: “We offer him our loyalty and devotion, just as his mother devoted so much, to so many, for so long. And with the passing of the second Elizabethan age, we usher in a new era in the magnificent history of our great country, exactly as Her Majesty would have wished, by saying the words ‘God save the King’.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family and the remainder of the country as we enter into a period of mourning a beloved leader. May she rest in peace.
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