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 have never learned how strong woman she is until I came to this country in 2001. She dealt with problems within her reign with kindness but being firmed. A real Queen in every way.

Rosalie Morin Aquino

Wonderful person will be so sadly missed by so many people , go be with your prince m'am .

Carolyn woods

Thank you for all the years that you have devoted to our Country and other Countries around the world. I feel honoured to have witnessed such a great Monarch. RIP Your Majesty xx

Karen Fowles

Your Majesty , The Queen Elizabeth II 🇬🇧 Thank you for your Services to the UK , the Commonwealth and around the World . Deepest condolences to The Royal family , on the passing of Her Majesty .

Vanita Naiken Ragaven

Dear your Majesty, I am deeply saddened to hear of your passing. I will continue to be inspired by your conduct during your remarkable reign, and use your example as an excellent role model. With love

Sakina Jaffrey

Dear Your Majesty, Thank you for your service. May you rest easy in grace and love.

Sarah Jane Carullo

Your Majesty, thank you for your service you were an inspiration for all. Time to rest now your work is done, may you be in heaven resting with your darling Philip. Go into that good night God Bless.

Frances Dobbing

You have been a great leader for all your life and a shining example to everyone to always Keep Calm and Carry On! Thank You for your Service. Rest In Peace Queen Elizabeth II. You will be missed!

DENNIS PANGANIBAN

Thank you for serving our nation with grace and dignity. May you rest in peace. God save the King.

Susan Beech

Thank you for everything you did for the nursing family and people more widely. The integrity and care you led with will never be forgotten. RIP your highness!

Lorretta Johnson

Thank you your Majesty , the anchor and main stay of our country . Rest in peace .

Beverley Ball

Our Dear Queen, rest in Peace. As a nurse in the NHS for the last 27 years and a proud Bart’s Nurse. Sleep tight xxx lisa

Lisa Thwaites