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Medaille Trust hails Queen Elizabeth II as global icon of duty and service

Medaille Trust joins with millions of people in the UK and around the world in mourning the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen died today at the age of 96, ending seven decades of sterling service to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Nations. 

Reacting to the news of her passing Medaille CEO Garry Smith said “Her Majesty will go down in history not just as one of the longest serving monarchs but also one of the most loved of all time. As a nation we have had the tremendous good fortune of having a Head of State who has been a gentle but firm beacon of light in the harshest of times. 

In her last annual Commonwealth message Queen Elizabeth II reaffirmed the pledge she made seven decades ago that her life “will always be devoted in service”.  Millions in the UK and the Commonwealth have not had to look far for a greater role model of duty and service. She will long be remembered for her courage and determination to continue to serve her people despite her age and declining health. In Christmas 2002 the Queen said ‘Our modern world places such heavy demands on our time and attention that the need to remember our responsibilities to others is greater than ever.’ Queen Elizabeth II discharged her responsibilities with wisdom and grace.

Medaille Trust sends our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty the Queen.”