Statement from the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly on the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of the Legislative Assembly, I extend to all members of the Royal Family, our heartfelt condolences on the passing of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. 

In common with our fellow subjects in all parts of the Commonwealth, we are mourning this loss. Tributes to her deep sense of duty and loyalty are being offered from people around the world with whom we are joined in sorrow. 

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II began her reign in 1952 and is the longest sitting Monarch in British history. I believe that most people would agree that Her Majesty devoted her life to public service as she promised in her 21st birthday speech.  

The Legislative Assembly sends its sincere and deepest sympathies to the Royal Family during the days and weeks ahead. When the House again meets, a Resolution of Sympathy will be offered by the House to express our heartfelt condolences.  

At this time, we also commemorate the accession of His Majesty, King Charles III to the Throne. We send sincere best wishes to His Majesty. 

Hon. Colin LaVie, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly