Today, the communities of Camphill Village Trust come together in sorrow at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The sense of loss rippled through the Commonwealth, our country, our neighbourhoods and families.
The Queen’s lifetime of dedication and service has been an example to us all. Some of us will recall the words of her first televised Christmas message in 1957, words which have been demonstrated tirelessly throughout her long reign:
‘I cannot lead you into battle, I do not give you laws or administer justice but I can do something else. I can give you my heart, and my devotion to these old islands and to all the peoples of our brotherhood of nations.’
Our Chair of Trustees, Michael Nutt, summed up how many of us are feeling today, saying: ‘What strikes me most about the Queen is her strength, resilience and depth of service over a lifetime of giving.’
Today, we reflect on our gratitude to the Queen for her many years of service. All of us in the Camphill Village Trust family send our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family as they mourn the loss of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
‘Grief is the price we pay for love.’