Our organisations will be closing our offices today in order to allow our staff to pay their respects and commemorate our remarkable Monarch, who served her country and the world with unwavering loyalty, dedication, grace and humility for 70 years.
The bank holiday has been declared to give the country time to join together in unity and pay our respects together as a nation. The state funeral will begin at 11am and will conclude with a two minute silence across the nation.
Rest in Peace our Devoted Queen and thank you for all your strength, kindness, compassion and wisdom.
"Whatever life throws at us, our individual responses will be all the stronger for working together and sharing the load."
"It's worth remembering that it is often the small steps, not the giant leaps, that bring about the most lasting change."
"I know of no single formula for success, but over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal, and are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration, to work together." Queen Elizabeth II