Queen Elizabeth II has died after the longest reign of any British monarch. This in itself is some achievement. Her sense of public duty set an example for all of us to follow. Her dedication to doing her duty and fulfilling her role as the leader of our country, both physical and metaphysical, was one of the reasons why she was so loved and respected not just by her fellow citizens but around the world. She was a remarkable woman in every way.
Over the coming days, there will be much written, spoken, and published about her life. We would hope it will be respectful of her legacy. We enter a period of national mourning which will last for 10 days and at Condé Nast College we will be observing all relevant protocols associated with such a time. As part of Condé Nast, the College shares a close association with Her Majesty. She was a keen follower of fashion, sharp in her observations on taste and color, noted for her sense of personal style and so at ease with everyone she met.
Perhaps above everything this was her gift – she became quite literally the mother, then grandmother to nations of people, able to be herself whether in the company of princes or paupers.
So we salute you, Queen Elizabeth.
Your long years of service are done.
Above all, we celebrate your dedication to all of us. Sleep well.