We, at The BrandLaureate are saddened by the passing of the sovereign and beloved Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. Our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and people of Britain who are deeply affected by this great loss.

Born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, Queen Elizabeth II came to the throne in 1952 and, with a reign that spanned more than 7 decades, she was the United Kingdom’s longest-serving monarch. Her rule as queen brought reformation to the monarchy as she interacted with the public through royal visits and attended public events. Although the years of her tenure saw some turbulent times and immense social change, with elegance and strength, Her Majesty maintained the monarchy as the rock on which modern Britain was built.

Queen Elizabeth II served as a figurehead for Britain and had a monumental presence on the world stage. Her reign as queen, as well as her unwavering commitment to service since her youth, has redefined the monarchy in a way that, given its duration, splendor, and prominence in a transformed society, will never be seen again.

An inspiration and an icon, Queen Elizabeth II’s legacy will live on and her loss will be felt by many. May her soul rest in peace. [Photo Credit: The Royal Family]