The world is paying its last farewell to Queen Elizabeth II who reigned for seventy years, and who died on 8 September.
The outpour of sorrow in Britain and throughout the world has exceeded all expectations. Queen Elizabeth II had become part of the life of the British people, most who know no other monarch in their lifetime. In the last days tens of thousands queued for many hours to pay their respects.
But Queen Elizabeth was a global international figure - not only because she was also Queen in fourteen other countries, apart from the UK, but also because she had travelled widely, met generations of world leaders, and became an iconic figure.
Queen Elizabeth II will be remembered most for her sense of service and duty. While the people of Britain were called her subjects, it was she who served each and every one of them during her long reign, with a sense of responsibility and duty that leaves us all in awe. She was a role model for every world leader, politician, and all who lead in public life.
The editorial team of commonspace.eu salute the memory of Elizabeth II, and her glorious life, and extend their condolences to HM King Charles III, and the people of Britain and the Commonwealth.