We were saddened to learn of Queen Elizabeth’s passing yesterday.

For many years, she and her family served this country with honour and dignity. She worked hard for the British people and ruled with a beautiful sense of humour. Elizabeth sadly passed away at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire yesterday.

From 6 February 1952 until her passing on 8 September 2022, Elizabeth II served as the monarch of the United Kingdom. She held the throne in 15 of the 32 sovereign kingdoms she served as queen regnant of during her reign, which lasted 70 years and 214 days. Her reign was the longest ever for a British monarch and the longest for a female head of state.

Elizabeth was the first child born to the Duke and Duchess of York and was born in Mayfair, London (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth). Elizabeth was the presumed heir when her father assumed the throne in 1936 following the abdication of his brother, King Edward VIII. She received a private home education before starting to serve in the Auxiliary Territorial Service during the Second World War. She wed former Greek and Danish royal Philip Mountbatten in November 1947; their union lasted 73 years, until he passed away in April 2021.
Elizabeth was crowned in 1953, and her Silver, Golden, Diamond, and Platinum Jubilees were commemorated in 1977, 2002, 2012, and 2022, respectively.

She was a truly incredible lady who served this country with heart and dignity providing a constant for us all during the many challenges we have faced. She will be greatly missed. RIP Your Majesty. We thank you for everything.


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