The nation is in mourning at the loss of Her Majesty The Queen and it is an extremely sad time.
The Queen has been the strength of the nation. Her 70-year reign means she was the UK’s longest serving monarch and a truly great leader standing out in our long history. She will be fondly remembered by the nation, long into the future.
Her Majesty The Queen was driven by her sense of duty which remained right to the end. Throughout her long reign she has been the symbol of stability and stoic through difficult times. Her smile and gentle humour brought warmth to many formal occasions.
My thoughts and heartfelt sympathies are with the Royal Family at this time. I know they will take comfort in the reaction and support from the public both here and across the globe.
Thank-you Queen Elizabeth II.
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In Houghton Regis at 10.30 we had a Requiem Mass at All Saints’ Church lead by Father Diego with the Mayor in attendance. It was well attended.
At 14.00 the people of Houghton Regis had gathered at the Village Green between the flag poles and Memorial stone. Cllr Yvonne Farrell the Mayor of Houghton Regis read the Proclamation and in beautiful sunshine said the words “God Save the King 3 times repeated by the congregation. The church choir was in attendance and was joined by the congregation to sing God Save the King. Three cheers for the King was performed with passion. Flowers had been laid on the stone previously and some of the community have also laid flowers and tributes. The book of remembrance has been open at the Town Council offices and other locations. There is a Civic Service being organised for Sunday 18th September..