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Tuesday, 2 April, 2002, 08:58 GMT 09:58 UK
More of your tributes to the Queen Mother
Buckingham Palace has announced the death of Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother.

She lived longer than any other King or Queen in British history.

Yet her reign as Consort was comparatively short.

She was one of the architects of the modern House of Windsor, yet she was born a commoner.

Her birth came at the very beginning of the 20th century, but each generation will have its own memories of her.

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A symbol of dignity and kindness who will be missed by everyone. My heart goes out to the Queen, who will feel the loss most of all.
Abi Cathcart, England

What a brave soul.
Glenn Knowles, USA


Your subjects and the world mourn.

Rhianna, USA
My deepest sympathies are for the Royal Family, and the British People. Her Majesty, the Queen Mother was a solid rock for her family and nation, and will be greatly missed by all. She represented glamour and sophistication in an age sometimes lacking those traits. Rest in Peace, Your Majesty. Your subjects and the world mourn you.
Rhianna, USA

I hereby wish to give my sincere condolences to the country that just lost one of its most popular people.
Bert Neut, Netherlands

Siento mucho la muerte de la reina madre. Es una gran predida para inglaterra. Mis mas sinceros sentimientos para el pueblo ingles.
Vicente Vargas, Mexico

I feel great sadness at the Death of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. I have always felt her to be a very stabilising influence to her own family and to the nation. My condolences go to the Royal Family at their sad loss.
Mary Walden, UK

I will never forget her smiling face during the aftermath of the 'blitz'. Sadly missed and deepest condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and family.
Monica Hart, UK

Her country will never forget her and always be proud of her. She will be very much missed by everyone.
Kay, England


The Queen Mother always seemed so sweet and brave

Amie Landsborough, UK

I am not one that really goes in much for royalty, but her grace, charm, and sense of humour will be missed. If more prominent people could express those traits, the world would be a better place.
Matthew Pruss, United States

I send my deepest sympathy to all the Royal Family at this sad time. A mother can never be replaced. I will miss all that she stood for.
Pauline Hooper, Virgin Islands

I was deeply saddened upon hearing of the passing of the Queen Mother. My thoughts are with the Royal Family right now.
Edwin Suchranudin, Indonesia

I was deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of the British Queen Mother.
Remco Brink, Norway

I never really followed the Royals, but the Queen Mother always seemed so sweet and brave. She always had a lovely smile on her face. It's sad when anyone dies, she was Somebody's Mum after all, and it mattered to them.
Amie Landsborough, UK


You will always be remembered and respected

Sabry Abuthahir, Sri Lanka

Although we all knew that The Queen Mother was frail her passing still comes as a shock. It is so sad that she had to bury her daughter. I am glad she went gently into that good night but am so upset.
Anneke Pieters, Belgium-Flanders

She was a real woman, who treated people as real people. I am sad she has gone. My prayers will be with her during this Easter Season. God rest her soul. A great loss to us all.
Prof. R.M. KAOSHIK, India

I send my prayers for her soul and my sympathy to the Royal family and the people of UK.
Oscar, Mexico

You will always be remembered and respected. It's a great loss to the world.
Sabry Abuthahir, Sri Lanka

I am deeply saddened by the loss of such an indomitable, compassionate woman. I give my consolation to the royal family and the UK at the passing of the Queen Mum, who truly symbolized what it was to be royal. May her eternal rest be peaceful.
Heather, British Columbia, Canada


A great gulf of surprise and disbelief will go through the UK

Angélique Middendorp, Netherlands
It was a great surprise and shock for me when I found out about the Queen Mum's death. A great gulf of surprise and disbelief will go through the UK, she will be sorely missed amongst her loved ones - the loss of her daughter Margaret was one blow too much for her. May she rest in peace and be reunited with her late husband George VI in heaven.
Angélique Middendorp, Netherlands

The world has lost a great and gracious lady. The prayers of my family go out to the Royal Family in this sad time, but be assured that this remarkable Lady shall remain in all our hearts for a very long time.
Walter Flanigan, USA

Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother was the great matriarch of the Commonwealth. Our favourite grandmother, and indeed great-grandmother, she epitomised all that was truly noble in the human spirit. Those of us in Canada recall fondly the visit by King George VI and Queen Elizabeth in 1939. The following decades would see Her Majesty return time and time again. I know I speak for millions of Canadians when I offer HM The Queen and all members of our Royal Family heartfelt condolences at this sad time.
Rafal Heydel-Mankoo, Toronto, Canada

I´m 77 and followed all I could from BBC through the years and I admired her very much. We will all miss her lovely face.
Else Haarup, Denmark


A true lady of grace and deportment

Dr M Walter, London, UK
One of the fondest treasures I have is a letter, sent in reply to my 100th Birthday Best Wishes, from Her Majesty. It was a lovely surprise, as equally as the time I was fortunate to see Her Majesty leaving Clarence House last Summer in her car. She may have just waved and smiled for a fleeting few seconds but it made my heart race and smile for the rest of that day. A true lady of grace and deportment. I will remember her too for the service she gave gladly to her Country. My condolences.
Dr M Walter, London, UK

The day I have always dreaded has arrived we have lost our Royal Mum. She was a wonderful lady who clearly loved her family and her country and the general public. I am going to miss her dearly. God Bless you, your Majesty.
Barbara, England

I have just heard the sad news about the Queen Mother's death. What a wonderful lady she was. I had the great privilege of meeting her when I was just a child and took her flowers on her birthday. She was such a gentle, caring person who will be sadly missed. God bless her xxx
Kay Turner, England

She was a lovely person and will be greatly missed may she never be forgotten.
Carolanne Clark, England

I stood in the Mall on her 100th birthday celebration and was truly spellbound by her. She had touched and captivated so many generations across many continents. She will be truly missed.
C. M. Nash, USA


She was the Queen Mother of the world

Drema & Michael Martin, USA

She set the tone for how the monarchy ought to conduct itself and has exerted a positive influence over both the younger royals, and the general public.
Lucy Western, UK

She was supposed to live forever! I am very saddened by your Queen Mother's passing. The world came to see her as their Grandmother, too. You all have our deepest condolences; we will miss her very much.
Alex Kimbrell, USA

The Queen Mother was not only the Queen Mother of Great Britain, she was the Queen Mother of the world, whom we all loved and admired. She will always be amongst us in our minds and our hearts.
Drema & Michael Martin, USA

She was a great lady and will be sadly missed.
Darren Mallinson, United Kingdom

My heart goes out to the Royal Family & the people of England who have indeed lost a national treasure. She has always been my favourite member of the Royal Family. A brave, sweet, noble, and kind lady she will be sadly missed by all.
Nicole Anastasia, USA


She was an inspiring and gentle example of all that is good about a life lived in the service of one's country

Chris, USA

Reading the stories of her during World War II and her defiance and decision to stay in Britain made her one of the greatest women of the twentieth century.
Barbara, USA

The Queen Mother was an inspiration to the country. Both young and old respected her and she'll be greatly missed by the whole country. My thoughts are with the Royal Family especially The Queen and Charles, who was her favourite grandson.
Ceri, Wales

I was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of the Queen Mother; she was an inspiring and gentle example of all that is good about a life lived in the service of one's country. I offer my sympathies to the Royal Family at what is undoubtedly a painful time.
Chris, USA

What a wonderful legacy the Queen Mother will leave, from being thrust into the full glare of the public so unexpectedly, through to the vitriol of the internal strive which has caused so much damage to the Royal Family, the Queen Mother has shown her courage, total dedication & love of her country as being more important then herself. I would suggest that the Queen Mother is the last real patriot and one that will be sorely missed.
Joseph Sanderson, Netherlands

What can one say? She is going to be greatly missed. She was an institution in her own right, everybody knew the Queen Mum and everybody loved her. My thoughts are with the Queen at this moment, how very sad for her to lose her sister and then her mother in such a short space of time - particularly during this amazing golden jubilee year
Sharon Copsey, Great Britain


Let's remember what she did in 102 years and the life she led.

S Bartley, UK
She was a great Royal, but let's not be sad. She helped and encouraged so many people, lived a fascinating life for the most part in the best of health. This is no reason to be sad. We can regret a loss of anyone who meant a lot to so many people, but let's remember what she did in 102 years and the life she led. People may grieve, but let's celebrate her life.
S Bartley, UK

As an American who spent time studying in London a few years ago, I became enamoured with the Queen Mother. As a student of European history, I found her actions during the blitz to be remarkable. She will always be my favourite royal. What a life she lived!
Charles McPhate, USA

I was shocked to hear about the strongest part of the monarchy passing away. It deeply saddened me. I am only 15 but I have a great interest in the monarchy and she will be deeply missed by me and my family. Our Prayers are with her and the royal family.
Andrew Pollitt, The United Kingdom of Great Britain

I am completely saddened by the news that HRH Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother has passed away. A whole nation mourns a wonderful Lady, may she rest in peace.
Alan Martin, UK

What a great Queen, what a brave woman. She didn't leave London during the war. She didn't ever abandon the UK.
Enrico Brizzi, Italy


For those of us brought up in the war years, you have seemed like the Mother to a very wide family.

Juliet and Ian, Truro, Cornwall
We cannot imagine life without you. For those of us brought up in the war years, you have seemed like the Mother to a very wide family. You have managed to keep all the standards and dedication to all you accomplished and coped with a fast-changing world, always cheerful and charming. We will miss you greatly. Darling, darling lady.
Juliet and Ian, Truro, Cornwall

Mi esposa y yo lamentamos la pérdida de un ser tna querido por su pueblo. God save the Queen!
Manuel Escribano, Spain

We share your sadness and wish the Royal Family all the support they need in these hard times.
Patrick and Daniël, The Netherlands

The Queen Mother will be greatly missed by many. She is now at peace, leaving many happy memories as her legacy.
Tracy Bleek Sarginson


Again a nation in mourning

Keith Cabot, UK

My thoughts are with the Royal Family over this sad news. The Queen Mother was a role model to us all. God bless her.
Joe Bowers, UK

My deepest sympathy to her family and the UK. My prayers are with her during this Easter. God Bless.
Roy, USA

Saddened deeply at hearing the news, again a nation in mourning.
Keith Cabot, UK

As an ex-pat I always cherished her as a much-loved link with my heritage. Deepest sympathy to H.M. Elizabeth and all her family. Let's not mourn too much, rather, celebrate a life well lived by a person of great stature who somehow had the common touch for such a long time.
Robert Mickleboro, Canada

Your Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. It is with deep regret that I have heard the news of the passing of your mother, our Queen Mother. I too lost my mum three weeks ago, she was ninety. I understand how you feel. Nothing can replace your mother. May they rest in peace. God bless you.
Rosemary Perry, UK


My profound condolences and sympathies to the Queen Mum's family

Angel Del Rio, USA

May HRH Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, rest in peace. You have given so many people the strength and character to follow in your steps. You will be sorely missed by all.
Gary Ansell, UK

My profound condolences and sympathies to the Queen Mum's family...which includes all the UK and much of the world. May she rest in peace. She was wonderful.
Angel Del Rio, USA

My deepest sympathy to the Royal Family and the UK.
Gustavo Diaz, Venezuela

A heart of gold. A smile that no one will forget. An inspiration who will live on in our memories forever. May the Royal Family be granted peace and love at this time.
K Manson, Northern Ireland


The Queen Mother was a joy and inspiration to us all

Nicholas Ressetar, USA

It was tremendously sad to hear of the death of the Queen Mother. She was the epitome of royalty, and her passing marks the end of a very distinguished era in the British monarchy. She will be missed very much, and she will never be forgotten. All of our thoughts are of course with the Queen, who has lost both her sister and her mother in this, her Jubilee year.
E Norton, USA

The Queen Mother was a joy and inspiration to us all, a contemporary personality even at 101 and a symbol of stability. May her memory be eternal!
Nicholas Ressetar, USA

I am only nine years old but I have strong feelings for the royal family. I hope she rests in peace
minx, England

My family and I are very saddened at this most tragic of losses. We will always remember this incredible woman with great affection, and wish her family strength in this saddest of times. From one of "Her boys".
A soldier, N Ireland

I'm devastated. She was the most noble of the royal family, and with her passes one of the most popular members of her line. My heartfelt sorrow and best wishes go to Her Majesty, the Queen and her family.
Gary Gannon, England


Someone that people from both sides of the ocean could look up to

Jeremy Thomas, USA
This is really a sad day. She was always such a classy lady, and someone that people from both sides of the ocean could look up to with respect and devotion.
Jeremy Thomas, U.S.A

Very sad to hear the news, our patients were saddened by the news. We send the royal family our condolences at this time.
Staff ITU Basingstoke, England

As an Ex-Pat it saddens me deeply to read the news of the Queen Mothers death. So sad for the Queen to have lost a sister and mother in such a short span. My deepest condolences
Linda Richardson, United States

After a century of devoted service, she has now left us and is at peace. Now is the time to celebrate that life and give thanks that we shared in it. Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
Rev. Steve Brace, UK

She was a shining light and an inspiration. She loved so much and was in turn adored by millions. Her passing away is a loss and she will be missed greatly. God Bless the Royal Family!
Christopher Alam, USA


It is a sad loss to the world to lose someone so charismatic and strong as the Queen Mother.

Owen Fish, Maine USA
As ex-pat living in the USA I was shocked to just hear about the passing of the Queen Mother. In a year that has been filled with tragedy it is a sad loss to the world to lose someone so charismatic and strong as the Queen Mother. I hope the Royal Family can not only rebound from this, but unite in strength to lead the UK at the beginning of this new century.
Owen Fish, Maine USA

It is a measure of the love the Queen Mum had for her people that she would make the time, despite her ill health, to greet her many fans outside Clarence House on her 101st birthday. She was an extraordinary woman. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and all those who loved her.
Ruth Peeples, USA

Rest in Peace, Queen Mother. You will be sorely missed by the thousands who loved you dearly. The Royal Family have lost a shining jewel from their crown just as heaven have gained one.
Hamish Macdonald, UK

I will always remember the Queen Mother as a very strong woman through the best of times and the worst. Our thoughts go out to the Royal Family.
Allison Davis, USA


She understood completely where her duties to the nation lay

Stephen James, London, UK

She was a remarkable woman and the world will feel the loss of her intense human spirit.
Rosemary MacDonald, Ontario, Canada

She was the heart of England and it is very sad that she is gone. Losing someone close and dear is always so hard. I would like to hug and comfort everyone who is sad because this sad happening. Peace for her soul.
Irina Söderholm, Finland

We have lost not only a well-loved national figure, but also an historic one - the last major public figure from the long struggle to free Europe from fascism and make it safe for democracy. Yes, she had a life of great privilege, but she understood completely where her duties to the nation lay, and that is why she will always be remembered with such affection.
Stephen James, London, UK

Today, a great lady has passed away. England has lost a great and respected woman.
Tony Boyce, USA

All will remember her fondly.
Bob Bazley, USA


My prayers are with her family in this time of sorrow

D. W. Chalmers, Canada

My sincere condolences to the Royal Family, she was a grand lady and will be missed by all.
Iris, England

The Queen Mother was always cheerful and shared her life with her family as well as the public. I am sure there will be a huge crowd at her funeral.
Malina, England

My prayers are with her family in this time of sorrow.
D. W. Chalmers, Canada

This is indeed very sad news. The Queen Mother was a great lady and part of the British institution. This will undoubtedly dampen the enthusiasm of Queen Elizabeth II in her Jubilee year. For the Queen to lose both her cherished mother and her sister in the space of just a couple of months is a great sadness. RIP Queen Mother, your loss will be our sadness. Thank you though for so many treasured memories.
S Allen, England

A lady with a Heart of Gold, who will be sorely missed. RIP Elizabeth
Lloyd, Essex


She never put a foot wrong in her duties.

Deanna LeCoyte, England
I have arrived in from work and heard the sad news of the death of our beloved Queen Mother. THE most royal lady. She never put a foot wrong in her duties. May she rest in peace. Reunited with her much loved 'Bertie' and cherished daughter Margaret. My sympathies are with Her majesty the Queen and her family at this very sad time.
Deanna LeCoyte, England

An inspiration to us all - the Royal Family will never be the same ever again.
David Turner, Tiptree, UK


A true Queen of England and a true Rose.

Mem Ahmet, England
God bless you ma'am, for the many years you have shown us compassion and grace. I thank you from my heart for all service you have given to us your loyal subjects. Always dignified and always graceful. A true Queen of England and a true Rose. You shall be missed. RIP
Mem Ahmet, England

Thanks for all the good work you've done over the years. You will be deeply missed... love, tasha
natasha baker, England

I was saddened to hear of the death of the Queen Mother. My condolences to the Royal Family. I think she will be fondly remembered worldwide.
Alexandra Spears, USA

The "Queen Mum" will be sadly missed in my heart. I know that she will be greatly missed in all the hearts in the world. May she rest in piece, and be happily remembered for eternity. My heart goes with you.
Russell Pitt, England

Although I am not a die hard supporter of the monarchy it is part of my heritage and I offer my condolences to the Queen, Prince Charles and his sons.
Tom, England

I am an ex-pat Brit and am deeply saddened to learn of the death of the Queen Mother. My deepest sympathy goes out to the Royal Family especially since her death follows so closely that of Princess Margaret. I am sure the Queen Mother will always be remembered as a very royal and gracious lady. I know she will be greatly missed by all whose lives she touched, however briefly. She really was the Nation's Grandma.
Jan Fehribach, USA


A bit of history has departed in spirit but not in our thoughts. She will be missed

Cal Maddox, USA
My idea of a Queen. She was loved by Americans
Don Cullen, USA

She was a real woman ,who treated people as real people. I am sad she has gone but she deserves a rest as she worked hard for us. Rest In Peace.
Tish Henderson, UK

God keep Queen Mum...She will be missed by many in the USA who loved her...My condolences to the Royal family and all Britons...The world has lost a great soul, but heaven has gained one!
Michael J. Foster, Texas-USA

A bit of history has departed in spirit but not in our thoughts. She will be missed.
Cal Maddox, USA

I heard the news while watching the news here in Hamburg. Whether you are a fan or critic of the Royal Family, the passing of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother is simply the end of an era. In a lifetime spanning over one hundred years, she was a link between three centuries spanning some of the most momentous events of recent history.
Nick Allen, UK

My thoughts, as I'm sure are everybody elses, are with the Royal Family right now. It is hard to lose a loved one at the best of times but to do so in the full glare of the public spotlight can only be so much harder. I just prey, unlike with Diana, that they get the time they need to grieve. After all it may be a member of our royal family who has died but to them it is a much loved family member who for all of them has always been there
Tom Ford, Great Britain

I was deeply saddened upon hearing of the passing of the Queen Mother. My prayers will be with her during this Easter Season
Gerald Hall, Canada

A much loved British institution, everybody's favourite grandmother
Kerry and Paul Harper, UK

A sad loss for the UK. Her smile will be greatly missed.
David Wyatt, Tennessee, USA

God rest her soul. A great loss to us all.
Alasdair , Scotland

Never to be replaced, always remembered.
Iain Laslett, U.K.

I send my condolences to your nation about this loss of a person whom had an effect on me, even though I am a foreigner.
Kalle Reijonen, Finland

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