A reflection from the Youth President on the death of Her Majesty The Queen

Queen Elizabeth touched the lives of children and young people through her patronage of various youth organisations such as the Girl Guiding Association and Boy’s Brigade; organisations which depicted her model of constant and steadfast leadership. I am sure that like I, many have had difficulty processing the sad news of her death.

Despite being the generation who experienced the Queen’s leadership for the least amount of time, we have grown to have as much an appreciation for Her Majesty as older generations, understanding the personal sacrifices she made in the name of duty.

Our fondest memories are of the Queen’s sense of humour, which shone brightly through our television screens when appearing alongside the likes of Daniel Craig’s James Bond and Paddington Bear. However, we will also remember her strong Christian faith, which displayed itself in her love for the environment and appreciation for all faiths working together in harmony.

I would like to share a line from author Milly Reece, which paints a picture of Prince Philip welcoming the Queen, using her nickname, into the afterlife: “Lillibet” a familiar voice whispered in my ear. Phillip held out his hand “it’s time to go my dear.”

The Youth President, James Carver


Gracious God,

We thank you for the life of Queen Elizabeth and we are reassured in the knowledge that she is in your care surrounded by all her family and friends in heaven.

At this time, we ask you to support the royal family as they come to terms with the loss of their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. We especially ask you to support His Majesty King Charles and guide him for the duration of his reign in love, kindness, and wisdom. Please also watch over the Queen Consort Camilla as she travels with him.
In your name we pray,