Queen Elizabeth II has been a constant in our lives for decades and for a lot of us is the only monarch we have ever known. Her commitment and dedication to her role has provided the nation with a stabilizing force that was ever present, giving us a sense of strength and support particularly at our darkest times. As a nation we will inevitably miss this.

Her death will bring a collective sense of loss as the nation mourns her. There will be a period of uncertainty as the inevitable constitutional changes take place; at a time of ongoing uncertainty, with the backdrop of another war in Europe amongst other current challenges. People may understandably feel great sadness and have fear for the future.

With such a loss, experienced by so many, we can be reminded of other close personal losses and this may trigger a stronger grief reaction than we may have expected.

For those who are recently bereaved they may feel like the significance of their loss is somehow lost in the national outpouring of grief.

Edward’s Trust continue to provide bereavement support to the families of the West Midlands. Please visit our website for more information.

The Board of Trustees and staff at Edward’s Trust offers our sincere condolences to the Royal Family following the loss of their beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother.