Queen Elizabeth II of England died on Thursday 8 September at the age of 96. Her death brings to an end an unprecedented reign of more than 70 years and marks the accession to the throne of her firstborn, Prince Charles, 73, according to Buckingham Palace.
The British Royal Household said in a brief statement: “The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and Queen consort will remain at Balmoral tonight and return to London tomorrow”.
The monarch’s health had been deteriorating in recent times. Earlier this week, she received the new prime minister, Liz Truss, at her Balmoral residence in Scotland, rather than at Buckingham Palace as was tradition.
Chartered Insurance Institute
The Chartered Insurance Institute sends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family. We are saddened by the passing of our Royal Patron and head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty The Queen.
The Queen was inspirational in the way she lived a life of remarkable, dedicated public service. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time.
The Queen played a key role in the Institute’s development in 1987, when she updated the Royal Charter, which requires us to ‘secure and justify the confidence of the public’.
Two years ago, the CII became an accredited member of the Commonwealth by joining the category of Professional and Civil Society Organisations.
Membership saw the CII commit to the Commonwealth’s 16 values and principles, which included a strong focus on gender equality and facilitating access to the profession for people from all backgrounds.
The CII was proud to commit to the shared set of values championed by the Commonwealth and made the step to become an accredited member, out of respect for the many years of commitment from the Queen, and now her successor, His Majesty King Charles III.
As we enter a period of national mourning, we will reflect on how our activities in the coming days may need to change so that we can show our respect to our Royal Patron, who has set the standard for future Monarchs to follow.
Once further details of the state funeral and official observations have been announced, we will update members if any exam sittings or other events need to be postponed.
We are deeply saddened to hear the news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. For many of us she was the only monarch we have known, fulfilling her role and duties with an extraordinary devotion to public service. We extend our deepest condolences to the Royal family.
The Association of Investment Companies
We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and offer our sincere condolences to the Royal Family at this time.
BlackRock Chairman and CEO Larry Fink issued the following statement:
I am profoundly saddened by the death of Her Majesty The Queen. My condolences are with her family and the British people during this most difficult time. I was deeply honored to have met her at Windsor Castle in October last year. Her leadership defined an era and she will be remembered for a lifetime dedicated to public service.