Share your memories of Queen Elizabeth II, our nation’s longest reigning monarch

Queen Elizabeth II was a constant in the lives of all her subjects. From being the face of the British Pound, to the spiritual and moral heart of the United Kingdom and all her realms and territories. What are your best memories of The Queen?

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 05: Queen Elizabeth II waves from the balcony of Buckingham Palace during the Platinum Jubilee Pageant on June 05, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)
As our queen, Elizabeth II ruled the United Kingdom and 14 other territories for seven decades, touching the lives of all her subjects.

Our nation’s longest-reigning monarch Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022) passed away yesterday (September 8), leaving a great hole in the fabric of the country she loved and helped to bring into the modern era.

For the vast majority of us, she had been a near constant in all our lives and, as a nation, her milestones and celebration became the whole country’s milestones and celebrations. What are your best memories of the late Queen Elizabeth II?

For some, memories of one of the many thousands of visits and royal duties that she carried out will be at the front of their mind, of a time when she took part in the very lives of her subjects – did you ever have the opportunity to meet The Queen?

For others, it is the great pomp and ceremony of monarchy that made them love their queen, with no end to royal weddings and occasions – Is there one event that will remain iconic to you?

Share your memories and commiserations for Queen Elizabeth II and her Elizabethan age down below.

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