I'm not a big fan of royalty but I felt I had to say something after hearing the news that the Queen has left us. It will leave a big hole in our lives. She was greatly respected and for me she represented stability and common sense a world that is spiralling into uncertainty and the unknown.
The words below were published today by another great British institution, Marks and Spencer and I wanted to share them with you.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. For over seventy years she has dedicated her life to service for her country and the Commonwealth, and been a figurehead of national unity and stability at a time of enormous change.She has led at all times with a quiet determination and selfless devotion, and has been all that is the very best in us. While being Monarch she has raised a loving family whom she adored, and they her. As HRH Prince Philip the Duke of Edinburgh was to her, she has been our nation’s strength and stay.We join the Royal Family and the nation in their grief and offer the Royal Family our heartfelt condolences.Your M&S Family.
It is the end of an era!