I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The nation mourns a remarkable Sovereign who served the United Kingdom and Commonwealth with the greatest devotion, strength and selflessness for more than 70 years. In times of national trial and hardship she never faltered, instead rising to the occasion to provide the country with stability and reassurance.
I offer my deepest condolences to the Royal Family at this incredibly sad time.
Rest in Peace HM Queen Elizabeth II.