Queen Elizabeth has died

The Palace has just announced the death of Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. King Charles III will lead the nation in mourning the death of a loyal servant who has led this country for 70 years. The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. In a statement from the palace it was announced that “the King and Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.

We understand all the Queen’s children were with her at Balmoral as well as her grandson Prince William.

Like many people in this country, the staff at The Leveller have lived their entire lives knowing only one monarch. It was an extraordinary record of public service. We honour her passing and offer our condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time.

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  • “I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a King, and of a King of England too”!

    POEM:- from my ‘step-daughter’ Nicola

    “I wore the crown

    I was young and unprepared and the crown was heavy
    Whilst others were weary, I grew steady

    Through war, uncertainty, and the darkest of times
    We stood strong, we stood proud, we practiced the lines

    I wore the crown

    Though children I bared I had a kingdom to nurture,
    I was not just a mum but to the country their server

    Time pasted by and through loss came grief
    How long could I continue but you all had belief
    Marriage, birth, death and for right and for wrong
    The crown was still heavy but now I was strong

    I have lived my life a servant to you all
    I have lifted burdens, I made the call
    I worked my whole life to make you proud
    I wonder what it will be when I’m no longer around

    I wore the crown and my son is next
    All I wish is he will try his best

    Lay me to rest and do not mourn
    For I have lived long and seen it all

    The country will flourish and grow in his love
    My son now wears the crown … I now reign from above”!

    K.Sheppard & N McKinley


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