Queen Elizabeth II has passed away after a 70-year reign. “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral,” confirmed a Buckingham Palace spokesperson.
She was Britain’s longest-ever serving monarch, and is succeeded by her son, King Charles III.
Reactions to the death of Queen Elizabeth II
We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished Sovereign and a much-loved Mother
King Charles III
“The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family.
“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 this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which The Queen was so widely held.”
A moment of great solemnity and sadness
Gary Hersham, Founding Director of Beauchamp Estates
“As the world mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, we at Beauchamp Estates remember Her Majesty’s remarkable life and reign. She will forever be remembered for her strong sense of duty and the selfless way in which she dedicated her life to her people and her throne. Queen Elizabeth II was the United Kingdom’s longest reigning monarch having served the United Kingdom and the Commonweath for 70 years and will be profoundly missed by us all. It is a moment of great solemnity and sadness.”
Her lifelong devotion and commitment to public service as Sovereign for the UK and Commonwealth will never be forgotten.
The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
“We would like to express our deepest sadness and condolences at the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“Ruling for longer than any Monarch in British history, her lifelong devotion and commitment to public service as Sovereign for the UK and Commonwealth will never be forgotten.
“Having just celebrated her Platinum Jubilee earlier this year, the public were reminded of her selfless commitment to her role as both a unifying and steadfast figurehead throughout seven decades of change.
“Her Majesty the Queen was the longest serving patron of RICS, and we had the privilege of welcoming her to the RICS London Headquarters to mark our 150-year celebration in 2018. During her visit, the Queen toured the building and met members of the profession – a truly momentous occasion for all involved. Her presence on this day and her unwavering commitment to her RICS patronage will remain a special and important part of our history.
“Our heartfelt sympathies lie with the Royal Family at this time of mourning.”
A lady whose leadership, loyalty and regal humility were faultless, throughout her life and her reign, and endured to the end
Lord Norman Foster, Foster & Partners
“I had the privilege to know Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for the last five decades of her remarkable 70 year reign as our Monarch. During that time, myself and colleagues were honoured to welcome her on many occasions when she celebrated projects for which we had been commissioned and, on a more personal level, my greatest honour was, in 1997, to be appointed to the Order of Merit – an award which is in the sole gift of the Sovereign.
“These various privileges granted me an insight to a lady whose leadership, loyalty and regal humility were faultless, throughout her life and her reign, and endured to the end. With today’s sad news, myself, my family and my colleagues share in the grief that is felt across the nation, the Commonwealth and the wider world.”
As well as serving as the head of her country, she was the head of her family and our thoughts are with them in her loss
Nathan Emerson, chief executive of Propertymark
“It is incredibly sad to learn of the death of The Queen.
“In her 70 years on the throne she has seen an incredible amount of social, political and economic change, most recently receiving her fifteenth Prime Minister. As well as serving as the head of her country, she was the head of her family and our thoughts are with them in her loss.”
She represented stability and hope in times of crisis and personified national pride in times of celebration
James Gray, managing partner at Cluttons
“We would like to express our deepest sadness and condolences on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“This is a moment of immense sadness and mourning, but it is also a time to reflect on her momentous reign. The Queen has been a constant presence in all our lives, the majority of us never knowing a time without her.
“She represented stability and hope in times of crisis and personified national pride in times of celebration, inspiring us all to draw the best out of each other. She will be remembered for her leadership, dignity, resilience, and grace.
“On behalf of everyone at Cluttons, our thoughts are with the King, the Queen Consort, and the Royal Family.”
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