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Showing posts with label Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

For Elizabeth

For Elizabeth

Lay still your tongues and bow your heads,
lower the flags, our Queen is dead.
Put down your work, set games aside, silence the songs, our Queen has died.
Stand in the streets, pause in the rush, think of her now, amid the hush;
in the time before the tribute drum,
‘til the bugles call and the eulogies come.
Hold back the words, make no speeches today,
reflect on the debt we may never repay.
A beacon of light, a life lived well,
give thanks for our Queen, toll the mourning bell.
Grieve now a while, let the Nations weep, for our greatest Queen in her final sleep.
Then raise up your hearts, let her legacy sing,
Great Britain unite and stand by our King.
The future is ours in a world made bright, by the strength of her love and eternal light.

Philippa Atkin 


Thursday, September 8, 2022

" I Did but See Her Passing By, and Yet I Love Her Till I Die."

In gratitude to God for Her Majesty's lifetime of dutiful service to Her peoples and the world. A beautiful light to us all has been extinguished.


Prayers for Her Majesty the Queen

Almighty God,

whose Son Jesus Christ exchanged the glory of a heavenly throne for the form of a servant, we thank you that you have given Elizabeth our Queen a heart to serve her people, and have kept her devoted in this service beyond all who were before her: encourage us by her example to serve one another, and to seek the common good, until you call us all to reign with Christ in your eternal kingdom.


Thursday, April 21, 2022

Vivat Regina Elizabetha!

The Longest and Most Glorious Reign

Wishing the world's icon of faith, grace, beauty, patriotism, duty, and service a blessed and happy 96th Birthday.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Seventy Years Ago Today - The Death of King George VI and the Accession of Queen Elizabeth II

"I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong."

HRH Princess Elizabeth, 1947

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

On This Day, June 2, 1953 - "In A Golden Coach"

On this day, June 2, 1953, the longest and most glorious reign of any British monarch officially commenced with the coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Vivat Regina Elizabetha!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Happy Birthday to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

 "I did but see her passing by, and yet I love her till I die."
~ Thomas Ford, quoted by former Australian Prime Minister Sir Robert Menzies

Saturday, March 21, 2020

A Message from Her Majesty The Queen on the World Pandemic

Published 19 March 2020

As Philip and I arrive at Windsor today, we know that many individuals and families across the United Kingdom, and around the world, are entering a period of great concern and uncertainty.

We are all being advised to change our normal routines and regular patterns of life for the greater good of the communities we live in and, in particular, to protect the most vulnerable within them.

At times such as these, I am reminded that our nation's history has been forged by people and communities coming together to work as one, concentrating our combined efforts with a focus on the common goal.

We are enormously thankful for the expertise and commitment of our scientists, medical practitioners and emergency and public services; but now more than any time in our recent past, we all have a vitally important part to play as individuals -- today and in the coming days, weeks and months.

Many of us will need to find new ways of staying in touch with each other and making sure that loved ones are safe.  I am certain we are up to that challenge.  You can be assured that my family and I stand ready to play our part.