RIP Your Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II
Written by Lordy McLord on September 9, 2022
With a smile that could melt the hardest of hearts, she reigned for seven long decades with dignity, a deep sense of duty and resilience, together with a wonderful sense of humour, wit and kindness that is attested to by the worlds dignitaries in their many tributes to her.
On her 21st birthday, she made a radio broadcast to her future subjects around the world:
“I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong".
Thankfully, it was long and she never wavered from this promise throughout her reign, right up to the day of her death.
Amongst so many tributes from all around the world, António Guterres, the UN's secretary-general, said Queen Elizabeth was "a reassuring presence throughout decades of sweeping change, including the decolonisation of Africa and Asia and the evolution of the Commonwealth".
In a statement, he paid tribute to "her unwavering, lifelong dedication to serving her people. The world will long remember her devotion and leadership".
After reading through all the tributes, it is heart warming to realise just how loved our dear Queen was.
The world is a sorrier place without her.