The sad news of the Queen’s passing has been spread across the world. Prince Charles, who is now King, says it is a moment of sadness. “The death of my beloved Mother, Her Majesty The Queen, is a moment of the greatest sadness for me and all my members of my family.” She was the longest-ruling monarch in British history and was a loved and respected figure across the globe. So Kirste and Dan opened up the phones and asked listeners to share their memories of the Queen.
Paul says she was a terrific woman. “I’m actually very sad about it. I’ve put my headlights on in honour as a sign of respect.” Chris thinks it is a good time to reflect. “The Queen was an amazing woman and did so much for a lot of countries. I think it made us realise that no one is immortal and lasts forever. So we need to make the most of what we’ve got.”
Liz was named after the Queen and saw her on two occasions. As a child, she saw her drive past. “I can’t remember if the window was down and she waved. I just remember waving my little flag. We went to King’s Park with the school and a lady came out and I was told she was the Queen.” Peter’s mother-in-law felt connected to the Queen. Her father wrote a letter congratulating the Queen’s mother on her birthday. She replied with a rare coin that his mother-in-law inherited. “For me, it just says they might be royalty but they do try and connect with everyday people as well.”