Queen Elizabeth 11, from 6 February 1952 to 8 September 2022. Her reign of 70 years and 214 days was the longest of any British monarch.
Queen Elizabeth 11 is gone from us. She is gone from a world of millions who soaked up her constant presence as a gracious figure of stability. Our Queen was also beautiful, dignified, stately, intelligent and her knowledge of, and care for, her commonwealth of nations – her family, was inspiring beyond the many faults and failings of colonialism. Above every crisis and situation, she knew what her purpose was, beyond her needs as a woman, even a mother. It was to serve her subjects for all her life. We can be a critical people, and we are often tempted to participate in knocking off the tall poppy, but no one can dispute Queen Elizabeth’s commitment, grace and service to her people and for 70 years, unstintingly. We can hardly comprehend this time in history, but we are a part of it and we are participating in it.
What a wonderful example you have been to this, at times, crazy world. R.I.P. What a beautiful Queen you have been. We honour you, an amazing lady. God bless.
Thank you Queen Elizabeth for your reign and service to your country and our Commonwealth. A wonderful job, well done.
Joy Hanna – Whitianga
Thank you our Queen, for you dedication, your wisdom, your sense of humour. We will miss you more than you will ever know. You have been an ultimate leader. Rest In Peace, Your Majesty.
Julia and Geoff Cassin, Cooks Beach
She has reigned over the Commonwealth for 70 years. I remember when Elizabeth’s father, King George passed away, and she took over his role as our new Queen. I absolutely admired and respected such a beautiful and dedicated young princess who became this amazing Queen who loved all her subjects.
Pauline Brown and family – Deborah, Maree, Leanne, Libby.
A mighty tree has fallen
Narolei and Caroline
You did a great job of making the world better. Rest easy.
A true lady who graced the world with her passion and wisdom and generosity of spirit. She will be truly missed by so many. R.I.P
Shay and Steve Geach
Thank you Queen Elizabeth for your dedication, your love and loyalty to your p[eople and your faith in God. Rest now in Jesus. Jennie
The passing of our dear Queen, it has been the best years knowing you. You were our leader. I am so sad. I will miss our Christmas evening speech. You were our calm, Queen Elizabeth. Dorothy.
Thanks for your service to the Commonwealth and their loyal subjects.
Ben and Asher