It is with great sadness that the death of Queen Elizabeth II was announced to the nation.
Queen Elizabeth II is the longest serving monarch in the United Kingdom’s history and for
most people here she was the only one in their lifetime.
Her strong sense of duty and service to her people were well known and admired across the
world, and she was Head of State of 15 other countries across the Commonwealth.
Today we express gratitude for her reign and a respect for a sovereign that performed her
duty with respect and dignity.
Only this week Europa students in REE (now 1EE) received a reply to the card they have
made and sent to the queen on the occasion of her Jubilee. I attach one of the drawings sent
to the queen and the card and letter we received which was sent out from Balmoral Castle just
days before she passed away.