Today as we have learned of the passing of our Monarch Queen Elizabeth II, we can also find comfort knowing that she was surrounded by her beloved family and at peace at her favourite home Balmoral Castle.
Queen Elizabeth’s duty of service to the people of the commonwealth over her 70-year reign was impeccable. The grace and dignity she displayed in the face of the many public and personal challenges she faced is an inspiration to us all.
The selfless and dutiful commitment that she gave to the leadership of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the Royal family was extraordinary. Her compassion, kindness, humility, faith, and endearing smile have touched us all and are testament to the decent human being she was.
Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Phillip visited Rockhampton in 1954, the Queen was 27 years old at the time. This visit made history as it was the first time in history that a Monarch had set foot in Queensland.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s remarkable contribution to the Commonwealth will go down in history and we will miss her wisdom, and guidance. We thank you, Your Majesty, for your service.
My deepest sympathy and prayers are with the Royal family at this very sad time, particularly with our new Monarch King Charles III. God Save Our King.