It is with great sadness that we record the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II who passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle on 8th September 2022. The Queen, Britain's longest reigning monarch, is succeeded by her eldest son, now King Charles III.
HM Queen Elizabeth II
21st April 1926 - 8th September 2022
She became Queen in 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI with her coronation being held on 2nd June 1953. She will be remembered for her dedication and devotion to duty which continued until 2 days from her death, inviting the 15th Prime Minster of her reign to form a government.
Few alive anywhere in the world will have witnessed anything like the carefully orchestrated and detailed plan, including gun salutes, bells pealing across the land and millions gathering to pay tribute. Britain is in a period of official national mourning that lasts until the queen’s funeral.