The loss of our respected, globally admired and much-loved Queen is a huge blow to the country and Commonwealth. This is a very sad day and one we always knew would come but it is a shock nonetheless.
My thoughts are with Her Majesty’s family at this difficult time.
The Queen’s seven decades of tireless service may never be repeated. So many of us know of no other monarch and I know people across Meon Valley will be upset and grieving.
It is the end of an era but one our United Kingdom should be immensely grateful for.