RIP The Queen
It’s an incredibly sad day and the end of an era. For most of us throughout our lives, The Queen has been the Head of State, a reassuring presence that has remained constant through changing times.
When The Queen turned to say “Good Evening Mr. Bond”, you could feel the naturally-sceptical British public get behind London 2012.
Aside from the ceremonial robes & crowns of Royal State, The Queen’s colourful outfits with matching hats, and pearls and brooches, made Elizabeth II a unique fashion icon who defined her own style.
There were the occasional glimpses behind the curtain, like her admirable trait of a daily Gin & Dubonnet, and her delight around horses and at the racing, but The Queen always maintained a stately rectitude.
From stamps to money, The Queen‘s silhouette has been a unifying symbol of the United Kingdom, the country’s logo, one that will be hard to let go of, and a hard act to follow.
Charles has spoken passionately about the environment over the years as well as helping young people utilise their talents and fulfil their potential through the Prince’s Trust.
Originally cautioning against single-use plastics in 1970, the Prince’s warnings are finally being heeded as the ocean becomes a dumping ground for landfill, and as an advocate for natural farming, a stance he was vilified for by the press, his opinions have proved prescient.
The longest-reigning monarch in British history, the recent Platinum Jubilee celebrations demonstrated the affection many had for The Queen with the long Bank Holiday weekend’s events taking place around the country and at Buckingham Palace. Yet again, the highlight of the jubilee was The Queen herself, taking afternoon tea with Paddington Bear and clearly moved by the crowd on her final balcony appearance.
Born into a life of duty, The Queen devoted her being to the country and she will be sorely missed.
RIP Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II
21 April 1926 – 8 September 2022