Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

  • 09/09/2022

Manchester Law Society is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

We send our heartfelt and deepest condolences to His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family at this sad time.

Our Queen, the ‘Head of our Nation’, acted as a focus for national identity, unity and pride and gave a sense of stability and continuity.

Elizabeth II may not have been born to be a monarch, but once fate had intervened, she steadfastly committed her time on earth to duty and service.

On her 21st birthday in 1947 she pledged “that my life will always be devoted to your service” and at her Silver Jubilee said “I look forward to continuing to serve you with all my heart”.  Even in the twilight of her years she remained resolute in her devotion to her role.

A remarkable woman, Her Majesty has led us through good times and bad and she certainly did dedicate her life to her people, her beloved Commonwealth and to the very idea of what a constitutional monarchy could and should be.

Embodying the values of duty and public service, Her Majesty, the Fount of Justice, has been an inspiring and reassuring figurehead during times of enormous change and transformation.

News of her death truly marks the end of an era for us all, most of us never having known another monarch in our lifetime.

And, echoing the words of another British national treasure, Paddington Bear when he had tea with Her Majesty at the Palace during her Platinum Jubilee recently, he spoke for all of us when he said simply:-

“thank you, ma’am, for everything”