On behalf of South Kesteven District Council, I express my sincerest condolences to The Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth ll.
Her decades of service are unlikely to be matched, nor the affection in which she was held not only in this country but across the Commonwealth and indeed the world. For someone who was not destined for the throne, she undertook the role with a faith and fortitude that has seen her through difficult times as well as jubilant moments shared with the whole country, most recently her Platinum jubilee celebrations enjoyed throughout the district and across the country. A shining example of devotion to duty as Monarch of our proud nation.
The Queen has held a special place in many people’s hearts and her visits to our district, including to watch her daughter HRH The Princess Royal compete at the Burghley Horse Trials, suggest that South Kesteven was a place with special memories.
Her close affiliation with the military was evidenced when, as the second World War raged, the then-Princess Elizabeth rallied to the cause and enlisted, helping boost the morale of the British people.
She has continued to be a role model to so many and I personally thank her for her service and duty to our Country.
Councillor Kelham Cooke
The Leader of South Kesteven District Council