We are all deeply saddened by the news of the death of Queen Elizabeth II, but also so immensely proud that for seventy years she served as our Royal Patron.

Queen Elizabeth was a dedicated supporter of nursing and she championed the profession for decades, highlighting the work carried out by nurses and demonstrating a clear interest in issues facing the workforce.

Many RCN members will remember meeting her as she spent time with nursing staff both in the UK and overseas.

Please share your message of condolence or your memories with us today.

Pat Cullen
RCN General Secretary & Chief Executive

Queen with nurses

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Remembrance messages

I would like to express my gratitude for " our Queen" for all she has done for "our service her service & our county/ nation" I also send my love & condolences to the family

Janeda Thomad

A good life well lived; thank you for your recognition of the value of nursing. I was privileged to meet you and the Duke of Edinburg for tea at King Edward V11 Hospital, Windsor in 1984

Louise Watson

My heartfelt sympathy to King Charles and the royal family on their deep personal loss and a message of appreciation for our late Queen Elizabeth's quiet dignity and sense of duty in public life.

Rosemary Walsh

Remembering Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. She was a constant calming figure throughout her reign that will never be seen again. I am a proud Queen's Man. May she rest in peace with her Prince.

Kevin Bye

I send my condolences to The Royal Family on the loss of the Queen. A beloved Mother, Grand Mother and Great Grand Mother. May God bless her and keep her.

Gordon Sutherland

Our wonderful Queen, thank you for your Patronage of RCN, for being a superb role model and for your dedication to your people. You have earned your eternal rest.

Jane Linda Bovey

Delighted to have my long service, Queens Nursing Badge.

Irene Warnock

Rest well your majesty, your work is done now, thank you and bless you 💜

Sheila McQueen

With high regard and profound gratitude to a sovereign who showed concern, devotion end unerring fidelity to both her country and the commonwealth. RIP.

Garfield Griffiths

Rest in peace you’re majesty and in the words of Paddington bear “ thank you for everything”

Lauren Thompson

Rest in peace after a lifetime of service Thank you so much for everything you have done for all of us


Rest in peace our Queen.