Lord Lieutenant’s tribute to late Queen on anniversary of her passing

THE Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire has paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II, who passed away a year ago.

Sarah Troughton urged people to use the anniversary of her death to remember the ‘wonderful’ late Queen, who passed away on September 8 last year.

“A year ago our much loved and admired Monarch, Her Majesty The late Queen Elizabeth II died aged 96 years of age,” she said.

“This anniversary is an opportunity for us to remember with respect and affection a wonderful person, admired not only in Wiltshire and Swindon but the world over.

“It is my privilege as HM Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire to invite you to pause and reflect for a moment on the memories of her long and unique reign.

“On your behalf I would also like to send our best wishes to HM King Charles III as he completes the first year of his new reign. God Save the King.”

Thousands of local tributes were paid to HM The late Queen Elizabeth II following last year’s announcement, who at the time was the world’s longest reigning monarch.

Her Majesty visited Wiltshire several times, including attending Salisbury Cathedral during her Diamond Jubilee Celebrations in 2012 and most recently visiting Dstl Porton Down, in October 2020.

She also regularly visited the county for military engagements, including meeting the Royal Welsh Regiment in Tidworth in 2017.

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