Her Majesty the Queen

May Her Majesty the Queen rest in peace. I’m sure most people feel the same as I do at this moment, like losing your favourite Grandmother. Certainly, in my lifetime I have never known anyone other than Her Majesty being in charge. Always there, no matter what problems the country woke up to, the Queen was always there.

Dignity

In this day and age where so many countries are led by vile megalomaniacs, liars and cheats, we have always had the Queen, dignified, understanding and sympathetic. I will certainly miss her. Just to put the length of her reign into perspective, she was Queen for around four years before John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met! What a great achievement, 70 years as head of our nation.

Photograph

The photograph I have used is one of my few treasured memories. It is the Queen when she was still Princess Elizabeth in 1948. The other lady in the picture is my Mother. It was a press photograph taken somewhere in Coventry and my Mother was in attendance as a part of the Territorial Army. No one knew at the time that she would be Queen in just a few years’ time and also, she was pregnant with the now King.

RIP

It’s been such a sad day and certainly one of those that the younger generation will always remember where and what they were doing at the time. Condolences to her children and Grandchildren. May Her Majesty rest in peace.

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70 Comments
  • Gersom Clark
    September 9, 2022

    We feel the same sadness here in the Philippines, Trev! Despite being weak days ago, she still performed her duties. So exemplary! Quite sad indeed that she passed away not reaching 100 years. Blessings to you and your family!

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, Gersom. 😊

  • John
    September 9, 2022

    Trevor, this is a very beautiful post. God bless the United Kingdom and Her Majesty. πŸ™πŸ»πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ˜ž

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, John. 😊

  • Anita Dawes and Jaye Marie
    September 9, 2022

    She has always been my inspiration for living…

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      It will seem so strange with her no longer here. Thank you 😊

  • diespringerin
    September 9, 2022

    Queen Elizabeth embodied dignity. She was TRUE inspiration, in many ways … and she certainly knew this, and sayed yes to her responsibility with all consequences until the very end. I am from Austria, but I will miss her spirit.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      She will be so missed by so many people all over the world. Thank you 😊

  • diespringerin
    September 9, 2022

    And the photo – what a lovely story!

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you again. 😊

  • Anonymous
    September 9, 2022

    I watched her coronation on TV

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, that’s a wonderful memory to have. 😊

  • derrickjknight
    September 9, 2022

    Anonymous is Derrick

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      🀷🏼😊

  • skyenatureblog
    September 9, 2022

    I totally agree with you. Queen Elizabeth was our national treasure and loved by so many. She will be sadly missed😞

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, Sue. She certainly will be missed. 😊

  • delphini510
    September 9, 2022

    Beautifully written Trev and worthy of the Queen. She set a wonderful example
    I understand you treasure the photo of the Queen and your mother.

    miriam

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, Miriam and I will treasure it forever. 😊

  • Peace Truth
    September 9, 2022

    Amen πŸ™πŸ™πŸ˜”

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you 😊

  • luisa zambrotta
    September 9, 2022

    Great photo!
    May She rest in peace πŸ₯€πŸ–€πŸ₯€

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, Luisa. πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

  • Carolyn
    September 9, 2022

    A lovely tribute, Trev and what a great treasure the photograph is for you. It feels odd, knowing that the Queen is gone, doesn’t it? Although I have been in the USA most of my life, I have always been English at heart and as you say, the Queen was there, always. I am thinking a lot about King Charles. We are the same age, he and I. I can’t imagine being always aware that your mother’s passing would be so much more than losing a parent. I feel for him.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, Carolyn. 😊

  • Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
    September 9, 2022

    Trev, people all over the world admired Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. She was truly remarkable! I saw her once when we were on a cruise, waving from the deck of the Britannia! Thank you for sharing the beautiful keepsake photo.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, Cheryl 😊

  • A. White
    September 9, 2022

    Not only in the UK, she’s the only member of the British ruling party most Americans know by name.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you. 😊

  • Jim Flanigan
    September 9, 2022

    Sorry for your loss and the loss of your nation. Thanks for sharing that wonderful pic. The Queen was the personification of dignity in an increasingly undignified world. RIP.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, Jim. 😊

  • Peter's pondering
    September 9, 2022

    A fine tribute Trev, and what a wonderful photo memory of “My Mum and The Queen”. She was a very special lady who I had the honour to serve and meet a couple of times.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, Peter. I never got to meet the Queen. 😊

  • Hope
    September 9, 2022

    Queen Elizabeth, she will be missed.
    Every time I saw her on television, her hat, her hair, her makeup, her clothes, her stature when she walked, waved her hand, greeting with everyone she met.
    WOW! What a Queen!

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, Hope 😊

  • Lou Carreras
    September 9, 2022

    She certainly set a high bar for leadership that few can match.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Indeed she did, Lou, thank you. 😊

  • SusanR
    September 9, 2022

    The world has lost an extraordinary woman. I doubt we’ll ever see another like her.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      She was very special. Thank you, Susan. 😊

  • susiesopinions
    September 9, 2022

    She was so loved.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      She was Indeed, Susie. 😊

  • June Lorraine Roberts
    September 9, 2022

    It’s a very, very sad time…God Save the King

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      It is. Thank you, June. 😊

  • Bitchy After 60
    September 9, 2022

    She is very popular with our age democratic in Canada. As you said, she had a lot of dignity and deserved a lot of respect for her commitment to her role.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you. 😊

  • Rosaliene Bacchus
    September 9, 2022

    I share your sorrow, Trev <3 Lovely photo of your Mother and the young Princess Elizabeth.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Thank you, Rosaliene 😊

  • mjcd2017
    September 9, 2022

    The last great monarch! What an admirable woman! At the wonderful age of 96 I think she was just tired and exhausted of a long life serving her people and country. And deservedly so. Now she can rest and be with her beloved husband again.

    • Trev
      September 9, 2022

      Yes, indeed she was. Let’s hope so. Thank you. 😊

  • Lolsy's Library
    September 10, 2022

    There are definitely feelings about it, lol. It’s going to be weird for a while to think she’s not around!

    • Trev
      September 10, 2022

      Yes, it does feel so strange. Thank you. 😊

  • Invisibly Me
    September 10, 2022

    Wow, what an incredible photo! Not many get to meet the Queen, even in passing, but all those who do feel so privileged and humbled and touched afterwards. Her Majesty was certainly held in high regard and was loved by so many, all around the world, and she always will be. This is a beautiful tribute, Trev.

    Rest in peace, Lilibet 🌹 x

    • Trev
      September 10, 2022

      Thank you very much, Caz. I’ve just found out that the Queen’s funeral will be held on the 19th, which was my Mothers birthday. πŸ™‚

  • redhotnovels
    September 10, 2022

    Beautiful post ❀️❀️❀️

    • Trev
      September 10, 2022

      Thank you very much. πŸ™‚

  • SueW
    September 11, 2022

    What a lovely tribute. I would treasure that photograph too. πŸ™‚

    • Trev
      September 11, 2022

      Thank you, Sue. Coincidentally, the Queen’s funeral is to be held on what would have been my Mother’s birthday. 😊

  • Going Batty in Wales
    September 11, 2022

    How lovely to have a photo of a personal connection to her!

    • Trev
      September 11, 2022

      Thank you and it is lovely 😊

  • Peace Truth
    September 12, 2022

    Amen πŸ™

    • Trev
      September 12, 2022

      Thank you 😊

  • Anonymous
    September 12, 2022

    Hey man, thanks for reading my poems. I think we have some things in common, such as being silly old sods. Would like to hear more from you as well.. R. xxx

    • Trev
      September 12, 2022

      You’re welcome, thank you. πŸ™‚

  • Crystal Byers
    September 14, 2022

    What a special photo of your mother and the Queen! God bless the UK. May Her Majesty Rest In Peace.

    • Trev
      September 14, 2022

      Thank you, Crystal 😊

  • shankjoejoe
    September 14, 2022

    RIP Queen Elizabeth

    πŸ˜‡β€οΈπŸ™

    • Trev
      September 14, 2022

      Thank you. 😊

  • Kally
    September 16, 2022

    A very lovely tribute. Thank you.

    • Trev
      September 16, 2022

      Thank you, Kally. 😊

  • Kelly MacKay
    September 25, 2022

    I watched every day of it. Sad her rein has ended. I bawled when I saw her horse Emma standing waiting for her.

    • Trev
      September 25, 2022

      Indeed, it was all very sad. The end of an era. 😊