We were only five years old when Princess Elizabeth became our Queen. Since then she has been a guiding light, an example of selfless service to the nation and a constant inspiration to all.
We followed her through Royal Tours, Jubilees and many other memorable occasions.
Through good times and bad, the Queen was always there, offering hope, unswerving love and devotion to her people.
Her infectious smile lightened our days and her mantra of “never explain, never complain” served as a fine example for us to follow.
We count ourselves most fortunate to have lived through the second Elizabethan reign. She will always be in our hearts as we were in hers.