Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


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Welcome to our University College Birmingham book of condolence following the death of Her Majesty The Queen. We will be frequently updating this page with your tributes. You are also very welcome to pay your respects and share your own memories here.

Today, we begin a new era, but we will not forget Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. All of our thoughts go out to members of the Royal Family at this sad time. All staff, colleagues and our student community are very welcome to add some of their own personal thoughts and condolences to the book being opened by the University today. 

Michael Harkin
Vice-Chancellor and Principal

Thinking of and sending best wishes to the King and the rest of the Royal Family at this time of unfathomable loss. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was a beacon of calm in the storm, a familiar face in unfamiliar times, and a mother to us all. She kept her promise to lead and serve her people until her last breath. Thank you Your Majesty.

Tim Silk
Member of staff

The world has lost an incredible life. I pray to God that you are happier than you were here. Rest In Peace, Your Majesty❤️

Sylvia Lhingneivah Kipgen

Thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this time, God look after our gracious Queen.

Katie Imogen Way

HM Queen Elizabeth ll. An inspiration to all! Thank you for your service, hard work, kindness and loyalty. RIP now with your soul mate, together again. God save our Queen.

Jennifer Chaudhuri-Goff
Member of staff

My deepest condolences to the one and only HM Queen Elizabeth II! Had the unique opportunity and pleasure to interact with members of the Royal House, namely Prince William, during my 3 years of study at University College Birmingham between 2012-15, when he visited the University! An experience I will never forget.

Mocanu Mihai-Doru

So sad to hear of your passing, and your years of service both to the United Kingdom and the wider Commonwealth. You have been the one constant in all our lives. RIP HM Queen Elizabeth, your service is at an end xxx

David Shaun Morris

I'm sad to see an end of an extraordinary era. She will never be forgotten.

Vedrana Rajakovic

I will allways be grateful to your wonderful country, that allowed me to follow a wonderful career through University College Birmingham courses, and adopt me as a new resident. I grow up with your emblematic and wonderful image, and my dreams come true to be a part of your legacy. GOD BE WITH YOU, YOUR ROYAL HIGHNESS, OUR QUEEN, FOREVER! AMIN!

Andreea Maria Turcea

Thank you for your service. You were an incredible woman and an inspiration. Condolences to your family.

Hannah Pratt

Beloved by many and so deeply missed already, thank you for seven decades of service, dedication and commitment. It was a life truly well lived.

Natalie Stanley
Member of staff

Farewell Your Majesty. Thank you for your lifetime of dedication and devotion, you truly were the greatness in our nation. May you travel on in peace and be reunited with your beloved Philip. Loved and adored, you will forever be remembered.

Sian Day
Member of staff

Thank you for being the rock of this country and being the compass guiding us all in the right direction. RIP x

Ben Franks
Member of staff

Thank you, Your Majesty. You will never be forgotten.

Kristyna Frankova
Member of staff

Thank you Your Majesty for your life of service to the country. I know you will now rest in peace with your beloved husband.

Karen Dubberley
Member of staff

Amid recent times of turmoil and political division in the UK, Queen Elizabeth II was a treasured and reassuring presence of stability and unity spanning across the decades. She has been an exemplary leader of family, household, church, nation and Commonwealth. Praying for King Charles III and the Royal Family as they come to terms with this great loss and step forward into a new era. Thank you, Your Majesty – we will miss you dearly.

Darren Campbell
Member of staff

That unwavering air of duty, mixed with the warmest of smiles. That twinkly sense of humour, combined with the fiercest resolve. That handbag. The Queen has been a constant, a beacon through an ocean of storms, as well as times of great joy. I'll never forget listening to her message to the nation on the wireless at the start of Covid, so comforting, so inspiring, so hopeful. My family even let me have 'Brit' in our game of Scrabble that evening, we were all so moved. It feels strange that she is no longer with us, I'll miss her. Rest in peace, ma'am; you were, and will continue to be, loved xxx

Melanie Hall
Member of staff

A true constant in an ever changing world. I write this in grateful thanks for a life lived in service and dedication to the people of this country and the Commonwealth. Your Christian faith was strong and you sought to live a Christian life, unapologetically and to the good of all. I will never forget your Christmas messages to the nation. This feature of my Christmas Day will be one much missed. Your life was long and it is difficult to put into words what you meant to me and to this country. I simply say: thank you. Thank you for your words of comfort in difficult times. Thank you for your steadfast and loyal service. Thank you for your advocacy of our great country, in good times and in bad. May you rest in eternal peace. 'If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.' (Romans 14:8) God Save the King!

Guy Fothergill
Member of staff

Deepest condolences to members of the Royal Family at this really sad time. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, served for over 70 years with grace, respect, dignity, selfless duty, a twinkle in her eye and a ‘marmalade sandwich’ in her handbag. I particularly enjoyed her historic visit to my home country, Ireland, in 2011, which will be forever in our memory. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II – Rest in Peace - Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

Michelle Callanan
Member of staff

The world will miss our second Elizabeth Regina, a female king. I will not see another Elizabethan age, nor another such as her, a role model to aspire to. A respected person of good character, intelligent and dutiful, held in the highest esteem worldwide. A beloved matriarch to her family and subjects. Rest in peace.

Eileen Woodward
Member of staff

Thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this time. God bless our gracious Queen.

Yvonne Worrell
Member of staff

Our most respected Queen, may you rest in peace Ameen. TO GOD we belong and to HIM we return.

Jubeda Momoniat
Member of staff

Dearest Majesty, you taught me how to become a tough woman in my life and how you built up Hong Kong as a cosmopolitan city! I will never forget your kindness, love and care! Regards, Candy

Leong Pui Yiu Candy

I am saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and I send all my condolences to the Royal Family. She was an admirable person for everyone who lived in the reign of Her Majesty. For me, I am happy to have had a chance of seeing Buckingham Palace.

Srijon Hasan Khanom

Our deepest sympathy to all the members of the Royal Family and the Majesty's country. You were very admired by our family and our country. You once visited our island Mauritius and several members of the Royal Family also represented you. Our citizens are very happy to welcome members of your family. You were always a symbol of grace and prestige, and a great lady with lots of affection and kindness. You were a great wife, a caring mother, an affectionate grandma, a charming great grandma and a really great QUEEN. A GREAT QUEEN NOT ONLY FOR YOUR COUNTRY, BUT FOR THE WORLD. You have devoted all your life for the world. Rest in peace, be happy. God bless you.

Domun AishaKhan
Former student (Alumni)


To our dearest Queen Elizabeth II. Thank you for your 70 years of duty and service. You are deeply missed, our thoughts are with the rest of the Royal Family. Such an inspiring and dedicated lady who has shown what true passion and strength can achieve. May you rest peacefully with Prince Philip.

Faye Butler

Thank you Ma’am, for everything. May you now rest in peace with your beloved Philip xx

Stacy Anne Murgatroyd

One of the greatest and dignified, steadfast and relentless in her role to serve her people. She has been a constant face of recognition and symbolic in our lives. Your smiling face in all our homes, your ability to touch numerous cultures and diverse beings in connection transcends in all we have today. Thank you 🙏🏼 May you now RIP, the people’s Queen Elizabeth II. Amen.

Hafiza Rasool
Member of staff

You have done an amazing job. Definitely a national treasure. Rest in peace.

Megan Brindley
Member of staff

May Her Majesty the Queen's soul rest in peace. My deepest condolences to the Royal Family.

Nisha Mariam
Member of staff

From the US, I am sending my condolences to the Royal Family.

Abdulrahman Alomar
Student (Alumni)

Your Majesty, thank you for your service. I was proud to call you my queen. You were a constant in my life and our country is a better place for your presence. I thought your funeral service was a fitting tribute to a great monarch. Reunited with your loving and loyal husband, rest in eternal peace x

Judith Stanton
Member of staff

Thank you for your service and for being such an inspiration. Sleep well xxxxxxxxxxx

Michelle Windridge
Member of staff

To Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, thank you for all your services and constant values, respect and love and reassurance you have given and shown, never to be forgotten. I remember meeting you in Windsor when the President of France came to visit you, and my second one was at the Remembrance Day parade in London with the Royal Navy. Fly high, Your Majesty. Thank you for all you have done for us all these last 70 years. RIP

Bubacarr Kanyi

More messages will be added to this page as they are submitted.

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