Queen Elizabeth II
Buckingham Palace in London has announced the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
We pray for her family as they mourn her, and hold to the faith which was her strength.
The Bishop in Europe, The Rt Revd Robert Innes has made the following statement:
Queen Elizabeth was a deeply loved and cherished monarch, in the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth – and was held with considerable affection and respect around the world. Within our own Diocese we think especially of Malta, which she loved and where she and Prince Philip lived for a time before she acceded to the throne.
Her Majesty saw enormous changes in the world during her reign and yet she remained a constant figure for us all – a symbol of faith, duty and public service. That was something she pledged herself to as a young woman and it was something from which she never deviated.
As our Elizabethan era ends with sadness, so a new era begins with hope and expectation. We offer our prayers for our new monarch, His Majesty King Charles, and the Queen Consort, Camilla. May they know God’s wisdom and blessing – for the days and weeks ahead and in the years to come.
God save the King.