Royal response from Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester on the passing of Her Majesty Elizabeth II, The Queen.
Prince Richard, The 2nd Duke of Gloucester born to Prince Henry and Alice, The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. He is a grandson paternally of Their Majesties George V and Mary, The King and Queen of The United Kingdom, Emperor and Empress of India. Elizabeth II was his first cousin.
Born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary on 21st April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street, Mayfair to Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of York later Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. On 6th February 1952 Her Royal Highness became Queen and took the Regnal name of Elizabeth II.
On 20th November 1947 she married His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey, London. They have four children together, three sons and one daughter; Charles, The Prince of Wales born 14 November 1948, Anne, The Princess Royal born 15 August 1950, Prince Andrew, The Duke of York born 19 February 1960 and Prince Edward, The Earl of Wessex and Forfar born 10 March 1964.
Elizabeth II, The Queen of; Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; The Bahamas; Belize; Canada; Grenada; Jamaica; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Solomon Islands; Tuvalu; The United Kingdom.
Her Majesty was also Duke of Lancaster, Duke of Normandy(Channel Islands), Lord of Mann (Isle of Mann). These titles stay the same no matter of its King or Queen.
Her Majesty sadly passed away on 8th September 2022 at 3.10pm BST at Balmoral Castle in Aberdeenshire in Scotland.
Read by David White, Garter Principle King of Arms read Her United Kingdom Title at the funeral as:
Thus it hath pleased Almighty God to take out of this transitory life unto His Divine Mercy the late Most High, Most Mighty, and Most Excellent Monarch, Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and of Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, and Sovereign of the Most Noble Order of the Garter.
Read by Phillip O’Shea, New Zealand Herald of Arms Extraordinary Her Majesty New Zealand Titles:
Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. Sovereign of The Order of New Zealand, Sovereign of The New Zealand Order of Merit, and Sovereign of The Queen’s Service Order. Now, it is upon His Majesty King Charles III, King of New Zealand, that these styles, titles and honours have devolved. God save the King!
Her Majesty was succeed by her eldest son and second child His Majesty Charles III, The King of; Antigua and Barbuda; Australia; The Bahamas; Belize; Canada; Grenada; Jamaica; New Zealand; Papua New Guinea; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Solomon Islands; Tuvalu; The United Kingdom.
The reply is in the form of a card which bears the joint monogram of Their Royal Highnesses and a printed message in English thanking me for my kind wishes on the passing of Her Majesty.