As we learn of the sad news that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has passed away our thoughts are with the Royal Family as they grieve for their Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother.
The Queen demonstrated extraordinary dedication and commitment to duty throughout her Reign and did so with a graceful strength and admirable determination. She ruled throughout decades of change, from the dark post war era through to the new horizons on the 21st century, providing essential continuity for the nation.
This is a period of public grief when people who do not know each other come together to mourn a national figure who has been consistent throughout our lives and for whom we have collective affection, despite not knowing her personally.
A book of condolence will be available from tomorrow morning, in the Members Lounge. Buckingham Palace’s e-book of condolence is available for signing on the Palace website.