The passing of a public figure, whether a monarch, rock star or actor, can have a profound effect on people – even those who never met them. The sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is one such occasion.
For many, she is the only monarch we have known, and her desire to be a public servant means her legacy is more than just symbolic. People will recall tuning into her speeches at Christmas, watching as her family grow around her, admired her resilience when facing personal loss, and felt a connection.
For others, her passing will be a fresh reminder of their own grief. Bereavement is different for everyone of course, but if you have been affected by the news please reach out to someone – a friend, neighbour, family member or colleague. You can also find support through Cruse – visit https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-support/ to find out more.