In which dowager Queen Mary tells her granddaughter, the newly-acceded Queen Elizabeth II, the way it is!
“Monarchy is God’s sacred mission to grace and dignify the earth… Monarchy is a calling from God. That is why you are crowned in an abbey not a government building… You are answerable to God in your duty, not the public.”
I was deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and the devastation following the recent terrible floods caused by Hurricane Harvey. Prince Philip and I send our sincere condolences to the victims of this disaster, to those who have lost loved ones, and to those who have seen their homes and property destroyed. My thoughts and prayers are with those affected.
Source: A message from The Queen following the floods caused by Hurricane Harvey | The Royal Family
Thank you, Your Majesty! May God grant you health and long life.
Words of wisdom from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s grandmother.
HRH The Duke of Cambridge has completed his last shift with the East Anglian Air Ambulance on 27 July, 2017 at Cambridge Airport.
Source: The Duke of Cambridge completes his last shift as an air ambulance helicopter pilot | The Royal Family
Throughout his service, The Duke has been based out of Cambridge Airport, as part of a team including specialist doctors, critical care paramedics and pilots providing emergency medical services across Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
EAAA helicopters can reach patients anywhere in the region within 25 minutes. They provide rapid, effective treatment as soon as possible after injury, and transport patients directly to hospital if required. Regular landing areas for EAAA helicopters include residential gardens, carparks, beaches, roadsides, and any open space deemed possible by the captain. Last year, the EAAA carried out 2361 missions.
Today The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh said goodbye to The King and Queen of Spain after this week’s State Visit. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia started their visit with a welcome at Horse Guards Parade – showing British Pageantry at its best. The visit also included a State Banquet involving three generations of The Royal Family.
(Text from The Royal Family Facebook page.)
Source: The Duke of Cambridge marks 60 years of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight
The Duke Cambridge has visited RAF Coningsby to help celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF).
The Duke of Cambridge is Patron of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (BBMF), who today celebrated their 60th Anniversary. The BBMF acts a living tribute to those who served, and lost their lives, in the Royal Air Force (RAF) and in the Battle of the Britain. At a reception to celebrate this milestone, The Duke was able to meet a number of veterans who flew and worked on the aircraft during the Second World War.
Source: The Queen’s Official Birthday 2017 | The Royal Family
Her Majesty has always been extremely attentive, sensitive, and responsive to the needs and moods of her nation. This year she writes,
Today is traditionally a day of celebration. This year, however, it is difficult to escape a very sombre national mood. In recent months, the country has witnessed a succession of terrible tragedies.
As a nation, we continue to reflect and pray for all those who have been directly affected by these events. During recent visits in Manchester and London, I have been profoundly struck by the immediate inclination of people throughout the country to offer comfort and support to those in desperate need.
Put to the test, the United Kingdom has been resolute in the face of adversity. United in our sadness, we are equally determined, without fear or favour, to support all those rebuilding lives so horribly affected by injury and loss.
17th June, 2017
God save The Queen! Long live The Queen! Long may she reign, in peace and prosperity, to lead and guard her people.