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Statement from King Charles III following the death of his mother, the Queen
“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.”
King Charles III delivers first speech after death of Queen Elizabeth II
Transcript What King Charles III Speech
said about Queen Elizabeth September 9th,2022
“I speak to you today with feelings of profound sorrow.
“Throughout her life, Her Majesty The Queen – my beloved mother – was an inspiration and example to me and to all my family, and we owe her the most heartfelt debt any family can owe to their mother; for her love, affection, guidance, understanding and example.
“Queen Elizabeth’s was a life well lived; a promise with destiny kept, and she is mourned most deeply in her passing. That promise of lifelong service I renew to you all today.
“Alongside the personal grief that all my family are feeling, we also share with so many of you in the United Kingdom, in all the countries where the Queen was Head of State, in the Commonwealth and across the world, a deep sense of gratitude for the more than 70 years in which my mother, as Queen, served the people of so many nations.
“In 1947, on her 21st birthday, she pledged in a broadcast from Cape Town to the Commonwealth to devote her life, whether it be short or long, to the service of her peoples.
“That was more than a promise: it was a profound personal commitment which defined her whole life. She made sacrifices for duty.
“Her dedication and devotion as Sovereign never wavered, through times of change and progress, through times of joy and celebration, and through times of sadness and loss.
“In her life of service we saw that abiding love of tradition, together with that fearless embrace of progress, which make us great as nations. The affection, admiration and respect she inspired became the hallmark of her reign.
“And, as every member of my family can testify, she combined these qualities with warmth, humour and an unerring ability always to see the best in people.
“I pay tribute to my mother’s memory and I honour her life of service. I know that her death brings great sadness to so many of you, and I share that sense of loss, beyond measure, with you all.
“When the Queen came to the throne, Britain and the world were still coping with the privations and aftermath of the Second World War, and still living by the conventions of earlier times.
“In the course of the last 70 years, we have seen our society become one of many cultures and many faiths.
“The institutions of the state have changed in turn. But, through all changes and challenges, our nation and the wider family of realms – of whose talents, traditions and achievements I am so inexpressibly proud – have prospered and flourished.
My solemn pledge
“The role and the duties of monarchy also remain, as does the Sovereign’s particular relationship and responsibility towards the Church of England – the Church in which my own faith is so deeply rooted.
“In that faith, and the values it inspires, I have been brought up to cherish a sense of duty to others, and to hold in the greatest respect the precious traditions, freedoms and responsibilities of our unique history and our system of parliamentary government.
“As the Queen herself did with such unswerving devotion, I too now solemnly pledge myself, throughout the remaining time God grants me, to uphold the constitutional principles at the heart of our nation.
“And wherever you may live in the United Kingdom, or in the realms and territories across the world, and whatever may be your background or beliefs, I shall endeavour to serve you with loyalty, respect and love, as I have throughout my life.
“It will no longer be possible for me to give so much of my time and energies to the charities and issues for which I care so deeply. But I know this important work will go on in the trusted hands of others.
“This is also a time of change for my family. I count on the loving help of my darling wife, Camilla.
“In recognition of her own loyal public service since our marriage 17 years ago, she becomes my Queen Consort.
“I know she will bring to the demands of her new role the steadfast devotion to duty on which I have come to rely so much.
“As my heir, William now assumes the Scottish titles which have meant so much to me.
“He succeeds me as Duke of Cornwall and takes on the responsibilities for the Duchy of Cornwall which I have undertaken for more than five decades.
William and Catherine
“Today, I am proud to create him Prince of Wales, Tywysog Cymru, the country whose title I have been so greatly privileged to bear during so much of my life and duty.
“With Catherine beside him, our new Prince and Princess of Wales will, I know, continue to inspire and lead our national conversations, helping to bring the marginal to the centre ground where vital help can be given.
Harry and Meghan
“I want also to express my love for Harry and Meghan as they continue to build their lives overseas.
“In a little over a week’s time we will come together as a nation, as a Commonwealth and indeed a global community, to lay my beloved mother to rest.
“In our sorrow, let us remember and draw strength from the light of her example.
“On behalf of all my family, I can only offer the most sincere and heartfelt thanks for your condolences and support.
“They mean more to me than I can ever possibly express.
‘My darling Mama’
“And to my darling Mama, as you begin your last great journey to join my dear late Papa, I want simply to say this: thank you.
“Thank you for your love and devotion to our family and to the family of nations you have served so diligently all these years.
“May ‘flights of angels sing thee to thy rest’.”
Premier’s statement on the death of Queen Elizabeth II
Victoria Thursday, September 8, 2022, 11:58 AM
In 1983, upon leaving California for British Columbia, Queen Elizabeth II said: “I’m going home to Canada tomorrow.” British Columbians came together and welcomed the Queen with extraordinary warmth and enthusiasm a total of seven times, six as the sovereign.
Oct. 8 to Nov. 12, 1951 – At the age of 25, Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh, and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, undertook a five-week coast-to-coast tour of Canada. As part of the tour, the royal couple visited Vancouver, Victoria and Nanaimo. While in Vancouver, Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited with veterans at Shaughnessy Hospital, planted an oak sapling in Queen Elizabeth Park, and watched a football game at the University of British Columbia and a lacrosse game on the PNE grounds. In Victoria, they attended a ceremony at the Parliament Buildings and inspected cadets at Royal Roads Military College. They made a brief stop in Nanaimo and spent a few private days in Qualicum Beach. Three months after leaving Canada, Princess Elizabeth would begin her reign as Queen Elizabeth II.
June 18 to Aug. 1, 1959 – In the summer of 1959, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh set out on the longest royal tour in Canadian history. They officially opened the St. Lawrence Seaway and visited all provinces and territories over the span of 45 days. The royal train stopped in several B.C. cities en route to the Lower Mainland, including Golden, Revelstoke, Kamloops and Spences Bridge. The Queen officially opened the Deas Island Tunnel (later renamed the George Massey Tunnel), and the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver. While in Victoria, the royal couple attended a garden party at Government House. In Nanaimo, Queen Elizabeth II was bestowed the name “Ar-Oh-Muthl” or “Mother of All People” by the Coast Salish people. The royal couple briefly stopped in Terrace before heading to Whitehorse.
May 3-12, 1971 – Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and their daughter, Princess Anne, marked the centennial of British Columbia’s entry into Confederation, visiting several B.C. cities. In addition to the many walkabouts, the tour included a bathtub derby in Nanaimo, a stop at Fort Steele Heritage Town near Cranbrook and a rodeo in Williams Lake. The Queen attended a citizenship ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Vancouver and officially opened Prince Rupert Regional Hospital.
March 8-11, 1983 – Following their U.S. west coast tour, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh spent four days in B.C. An estimated 15,000 people packed Victoria’s Inner Harbour and the grounds of the B.C. Parliament Buildings to welcome the royal couple. While in the capital city, they visited Christ Church Cathedral, and Craigflower School, watched cadets put on a parade at Royal Roads Military College, and attended a concert at the University of Victoria. The Queen attended a groundbreaking ceremony at the construction site of Canada Place and broadcast an invitation to the world to attend Expo 86. Her Majesty’s Yacht Britannia sailed into Nanaimo, escorted by a flotilla of bathtubs. Later, Queen Elizabeth II flew to the Interior to celebrate Vernon’s 90th anniversary. Before flying home to London, the pair visited New Westminster.
Oct. 9-24, 1987 – Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh made a private visit to Qualicum Beach before participating in the opening sessions for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Vancouver and Victoria. During this visit, the Queen unveiled the new, updated Coat of Arms for British Columbia. The remainder of the 16-day tour was spent in Saskatchewan and Quebec.
Aug. 13-22, 1994 – Over 10 days, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh visited Nova Scotia, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories. While in B.C., the Queen officially opened both the Commonwealth Games in Victoria and the University of Northern British Columbia in Prince George, and she visited Canadian Forces Base Comox. She also spent some private time on Twin Island.
Oct. 4-15, 2002 – Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh spent 12 days in Canada touring Nunavut, B.C., Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick in celebration of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. While in Victoria, they attended a Sunday service at Christ Church Cathedral and the Queen unveiled a stained-glass window in the B.C. Parliament Buildings were designed in honour of her 50 years on the throne. The window features many of B.C.’s provincial symbols. In Vancouver, the Queen dropped the ceremonial puck at an exhibition National Hockey League game between the Vancouver Canucks and San Jose Sharks.
This is on bc govt’s website go to the link here
Statement by the Prime Minister on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
“It is with the heaviest of hearts that we learned of the passing of Canada’s longest-reigning Sovereign, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
“For most Canadians, we have known no other Sovereign. Queen Elizabeth II was a constant presence in our lives. Time and again, Her Majesty marked Canada’s modern history. Over the course of 70 years and twenty-three Royal Tours, Queen Elizabeth II saw this country from coast to coast to coast and was there for our major, historical milestones.
“She would proclaim ‘it was good to be home when returning to her beloved Canada. She was indeed at home here, and Canadians never ceased to return her affection.
“Her Majesty vowed to devote her life to the service of the Commonwealth and its people. On behalf of all Canadians, I thank Queen Elizabeth II for honouring this vow and for a lifetime of service.
“Her Majesty’s reign spanned so many decades – a period when we came into our own as a confident, diverse, and forward-looking country. It is her wisdom, compassion, and warmth that we will always remember and cherish.
“Today, a page has not only been turned, but a chapter in our shared history has drawn to a close. I know Her Majesty’s service to Canada and Canadians will forever remain an important part of our country’s history. The coming days will be a period of mourning for Canadians, as it will be for all Commonwealth citizens, ending with a national day of mourning when a commemorative service will be held to mark the passing of our Sovereign.
“On behalf of the Government of Canada, I express our heartfelt condolences to members of the Royal Family during this most difficult time.”
Commemoration for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II