Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Photo by The Royal Family

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has been praised as “a truly remarkable figure who personified those essential qualities of service, duty, and diligence” by Southport’s MP. 

Damien Moore MP revealed his pride at how Southport celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this summer, while some in our town will remember her visits in 1952 and again in the 1980s. 

He is now inviting “all Southport residents to come together during this period ahead of the state funeral” after a Buckingham Palace spokesperson confirmed her tragic death this evening at the age of 96, following an historic 70-year reign. 

Southport MP Damien Moore said: “It is difficult for me to put into words the level of shock I feel at the news that HM Queen Elizabeth II has passed away.

“The Queen was a truly remarkable figure who personified those essential qualities of service, duty, and diligence.

“Her Majesty dedicated herself to serving our country as monarch since 1952. Just this year she celebrated her Platinum Jubilee following 70 years on the throne, making The Queen the longest serving monarch in British history.

“Over the summer, our town came together to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, and some in our town still remember when Her Majesty visited Southport on April 14th, 1955, just three years into her reign.

“I am sure everyone in Southport will join me in sending our condolences to the Royal Family.

“The coming days will be spent remembering and celebrating The Queen’s reign. I would invite all Southport residents to come together during this period ahead of the state funeral.

“Now The King takes on his role as the head of state in the United Kingdom, and in other realms and territories, as well as Head of the Commonwealth, and Defender of the Faith.

“I know that The King will lead our nation through this period of change with the same dedication and commitment that Queen Elizabeth II so clearly displayed, and I know we all wish His Majesty well with this extraordinary responsibility.

“Long Live The King.” 

King Charles III, who has ascended to the throne to become King tonight, after the Queen’s death, said: “The death of my beloved mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all members of my family. We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother. I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the Realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

“During this period of mourning and change, my family and I will be comforted and sustained by our knowledge of the respect and deep affection in which the Queen was so widely held.”

 

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