Sadly, Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at age 96 after her 70 year reign. Her family gathered at her Scottish estate earlier this week after news broke of her growing health concerns. Following her tragic passing, the nation will enter a period of mourning.
The Queen first sat on the throne in 1952, and over her impressive reign, she witnessed enormous social change. Throughout the rapidly changing world, Queen Elizabeth II became a constant point which we leant on for support and morale.
Tragically, her passing leaves the nation mourning its longest-serving monarch, but, it also allows us to reflect on the profound impact Her Majesty had. Let’s take a look at her exceptional reign and her support of key workers.
The Queen’s Reign
Crowned on June 2, 1952 at age 27, Queen Elizabeth II’s mark on the world is like no other. She has seen 15 prime ministers, starting with Winston Churchill to more recently with Liz Truss. Throughout her reign, Queen Elizabeth II was characterised by her profound sense of duty and determination to her crown and her people.
The Queen first sat on the throne in 1952 and was head of state of the UK and 14 other countries, including Jamaica, Canada, and Australia. Born a princess, she only became heir to the throne following her uncle’s abdication in 1936, and she has been a constant point throughout turbulent times for many. Following her passing, the Crown passes immediately to her son and heir, Charles, who is now King.
The Queen’s lifelong support of Carers
Throughout her monumental life and reign, Queen Elizabeth II was very celebratory and supportive of carers. For instance, Queen Elizabeth II took the time to join a group of carers in her very first live video chat. Along with Princess Anne, Her Majesty was one of seven people that joined the live chatroom which was organised for Carers Week. This was another example of how Her Majesty moved with the times.
Her Majesty praised the group for the “extraordinary” work. Carer Alexandra Atkins (24) has been a carer to her family for 16 years, and she described the experience as “unreal”. – via BBC.
A Time for Change
The team at Discounts for Carers joins the nation in mourning the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. We express our deepest condolences to the Royal Family.
During this period, we will not only mourn the loss of a monarch, a leader, and a mother, but we will also celebrate the long life of a woman treasured by millions. Rest in Peace, Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II.