Dear Mr Mayor, Dear citizens of Devizes,
We know of all you are very affected by Queen’s death. Our hearts go out to you and English people. Everywhere in the world, people are sorely diminished by her loss.
The Queen has been with us all for so many years. She was the most famous person of the world.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this painful time.
Lyssia SAULNIER and Jean-Pierre LE SCORNET
The response from our Town Manor
Dear Lyssia SAULNIER and Jean-Pierre LE SCORNET
It is with sincere thanks that I received your kind message concerning the passing of our Queen Elizabeth II on behalf of the residents of Devizes and the Town Council.
I believe I am correct in saying that a UK or commonwealth citizen would have to be aged over 70 years, not to have had her majesty as their monarch all their life.
To many of us, she has been a constant example of integrity, honesty and devotion. A keystone in our nation’s architecture, a solid and immovable piece holding this country together and guiding this kingdom through our changing and on occasion troubled times.
Her passing although expected has been felt like a national shockwave.
However, we have a new King Charles III and he has been received with great loyalty, positivity and enthusiasm.
I am sorry there has been no twinning arrangements this year, but I hope one day that we will have the opportunity to meet in person.
Cllr. Peter Corbett
Mayor of Devizes