Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was admired and much loved across the world. Her dedication and devotion as Head of State was truly remarkable.
There is a long historical connection to ice skating for the Royal family with a young Princess Elizabeth taking lessons at the Park Lane Ice Club.
Her Majesty served as Royal Patron of our National Governing Body from 1952. For those skaters who have been fortunate enough to have met her over the years, myself included, she conveyed warmth, passion and a genuine interest in our wonderful sport.
Her service to the country shall never be forgotten.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all members of the Royal Family at this difficult time.
Robin Cousins MBE, President of British Ice Skating