At St Peter’s our lovely residents have been greatly saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen. Here’s what three of them said in their own words:
Yesterday was a very sad day and I’m still finding today very difficult coming to terms with the loss of the Queen. She was crowned the Queen when she was only 25 years old and has served our country well, she was a great leader always and it was a privilege to have her head of our country, our nation.
I am very sad to hear the sad news of the Queens passing, she was a lovely, elegant, lady who served our country well and my thoughts go out to all the Royal Family at this very sad time.
“I can remember the day very well – the day king George VI died and Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth. I was 19 years old at the time in 1952. I got up that morning and I had planned to go into the town to do a bit of shopping. I was getting myself ready I chose to wear a black hat, black trousers and top and a purple jacket. Whilst I was getting ready there was a knock on the door when I answered the door it was a gentleman that had come to collect money that we paid for the insurance, and he said to me ‘I can see you’re dressed for the occasion’ I asked what occasion is that? In which he replied ‘King George VI had died’ I was very shocked and saddened to hear the news and when I went into the town everywhere was very quiet and sombre.
I put on the television yesterday evening and was very sad to hear the news that our Queen had passed away – such a beautiful lady that has served us so well.
I remember Elizabeth marrying her husband in 1947. I had just met my husband at a similar time. Our Queen was a pleasure to have lead our country. A beautiful lady that I have always been proud to call our Queen. The royals must be finding things very hard, but they are a strong family who will pull together and King Charles III will make his mother proud, and he will continue to serve our country. My love really does go out to the royal family at this difficult time.
As you can see, lots of our residents are upset at the Queen’s passing and we will be doing our best to help them through this period, particularly on the day of the funeral.