Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022

The Queen

After the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II yesterday (8 September), tributes are being paid across the resource and waste management sector.

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch and the second-longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country, died at Balmoral Castle aged 96, after a 70 year reign.

Buckingham Palace said Her Majesty passed away peacefully at her Scottish estate on Thursday (8 September) afternoon, where she had stayed for much of the summer.

Speaking after the announcement, Prime Minister, Liz Truss, said: “We are all devastated by the news we have just heard from Balmoral. The death of Her Majesty The Queen is a huge shock to the nation and to the world. Queen Elizabeth II was the rock on which modern Britain was built.”

On behalf of our Trustees, members, and the wider resources and waste sector, we send our sincere condolences to the Royal Family at this time – CIWM

Upon the moment of her death, the throne passed immediately and without ceremony to her heir, the former Prince of Wales, King Charles III.

The new King said the death of his mother was a “moment of great sadness” for him and his family and that her loss “will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.

“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother.”

Upon the announcement of her passing, The Chartered Institution of Waste Management (CIWM) said it is deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and along with the rest of the country, will enter a period of mourning for a person that was “much loved by so many people across the land”.

CIWM, said: “The Institution has an obvious link to the Queen, having been granted a Royal Charter from her in 2002. The Charter recognises that the Institution has a solid record of achievement and is pre-eminent in its field.

“The award of the Charter has to be seen as demonstrably in the public interest – in effect, it has become “part of the fabric of the nation” and has a responsibility to work for the benefit of all inhabitants of the United Kingdom and overseas.

“It was a great honour to become a Chartered Institution. To have received it from the longest-serving monarch, who was held in such high regard by so many, only enhances that award. The Institution will continue to work hard to repay the faith shown in us, to work for the greater good, and to work for the people and communities that we live in, serve and represent.

“Our thoughts are with the royal family at this time.”

At Defra, we share memories of Her Majesty’s passion for the great British countryside and her love of animals.

In a statement, the newly appointed environment secretary Ranil Jayawardena paid tribute to the Queen’s passion for the countryside. He said: “At Defra, we share memories of Her Majesty’s passion for the great British countryside and her love of animals.

“Even at this time, it is right we celebrate her devotion to our nation and, in doing so, dedicate ourselves anew to honouring her extraordinary legacy in the months and years ahead.

“She earned the affection, respect and admiration of generation after generation – at home in the UK, across the Commonwealth, and around the world. For almost all of us, she is the only monarch we have ever known.”

Peter Dennis

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