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

Thank you for your service. Such a sad loss for the nursing community, the country and your family. Today we came together to remember and pay our respects. Thank you our Queen RIP

Laura McAllister

May your soul rest in peace, dear Queen Elizabeth 11. Thanks for your selfless service to all.

Uchenna Igwebuike

A remarkable life lived in the service of others, the late Queen Elizabeth was a role model for us all. Thank you for everything that you did to bring people together. Rest in peace.

Katie Webb

Thank you for your contribution to the growth of nursing, you shall always be remembered for your good works . Good night our noble Patron and RIP

Oluyemisi Haruna

Thank you for your many years of devoted service. I saw you from afar on a number of occasions and was always inspired by your leadership. You carried your duties with grace and compassion.


Thank you for supporting my profession. Thank you from all nurses. You have been a great comfort especially your support during the recent pandemic.

Avril G Pile

What a great loss to the world. She will be missed by so many. Rest in peace to a wonderful queen. Thank you, for all you have done.


So very sad to hear the sad loss of our Queen Elizabeth 11. HRH was a person of integrity, service, dedication, understanding and love. Thank you God Bless, rest in peace

Ailson Rusack

As our Queen and the RCN patron I have always looked upon you as an inspiration. The numerous qualities you displayed are qualities which every nurse should aspire to. Rest in peace.

Susan Edmond

Thank you for all your years of service, Rest in Peace

Donna R

May her soul rest in peace and May the Legacy she left behind continue through Prince Charles and the rest of the family.

Elizabeth Odedina

Your speech during the Covid-19 pandemic will always stay with me. You brought us hope and strength at one of the most difficult times. Rest in peace.

Sarah Andrews-Swailes