THE Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset and the Chairman of Dorset Council paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen after her death.
In January 2014 Angus Campbell was appointed by the Queen to represent Her Majesty as Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset.
In a statement after his death, Angus Campbell said: “The country is in deep mourning at the loss of Her Majesty. All of our thoughts are with the members of the Royal Family at this most difficult time.
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‘While still a Princess, on her twenty-first birthday, Her Majesty issued a statement to the country and the Commonwealth which included the words: ‘I declare before you all that my whole life, whether long or short, will be devoted to your service and to the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong..’
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“These words epitomize the love, service and sheer force of character with which Her Majesty has ruled the Monarchy of Great Britain and the Commonwealth during her extraordinary seventy year reign. It is so special to see the words of a twenty-one-year-old princess so perfectly foreshadowing her long life of dedicated service to us all.
“We have all lost a unique, loving and determined monarch who, for more than seventy years, not only provided the extraordinary and dedicated service and support she promised at such a young age, but gave us so much Moreover.
“Our loss is incalculable.”
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Mr Campbell recently spoke at the opening ceremony of the Bournemouth Air Festival 2022, during which he expressed his gratitude to the Royal Family for allowing the event to be renamed in honor of its platinum jubilee.
Councilor Val Pothecary, Chairman of Dorset Council, added: “Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family and the country as we mourn the loss of Her Majesty, and I would like to offer them our deepest condolences. We are grateful to him for his wonderful life and his years of dedicated service to the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth.
“She was an inspiration to all of us.”