Statement on the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Her Majesty The Queen was an extraordinary, greatly loved and highly respected figure, not just in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth, but globally. Our longest ruling British monarch, she was renowned throughout her reign for her exceptional leadership, steadfast dedication and service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
She was a huge supporter of charitable institutions, both in her specific role as Patron of many charities and her more general support of the principle of volunteering and not for profit activity. The Third Sector owes her a huge debt of gratitude for the prominence and weight she gave to charitable activity and we will never forget her outstanding example over more than seven decades.
We express our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family at this extremely sad time.