This is a profoundly sad time for Britain. The Queen’s sense of service and duty, combined with her sense of dignity, humour, and humanity, will never be replicated.
At a time when moral leadership across the globe is in such short supply, and when trust in government is at unprecedentedly low levels, the Queen’s steadfastness stands as a timeless beacon and an inspiration for the ages.
As Bloomberg stated, in its tribute, "Amid war, geopolitical upheaval, social turmoil and technological revolution, the Queen's decency and grace brought stability to Britain and endeared her to generations all over the world."
We join you in mourning the passing of the monarch – an anchor in a turbulent world and an enduring symbol of Britain, as well as the passing of an era that has paralleled much of our own lives.
As we enter a new era with new uncertainties, we should keep these words from the Queen close to our hearts, "When life seems hard, the courageous do not lie down and accept defeat; instead, they are all the more determined to struggle for a better future."