A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II
It was with a sense of shock I heard the news of Queen Elizabeth’s death, early yesterday evening, September 8th, 2022. Even though she was 96 years old, she was always there as a constant in our lives – somehow invincible, an eternal presence. And I, like many others I suspect, feel a deep sense of loss.
I offer the following script as tribute to an amazing lady.
Cast of 30 (easily adaptable up or down)
Duration: around 15 minutes
Speaker 24: Like at the celebration of the Queen Mother’s one hundredth birthday. What a party that was for the nation!
Speaker 25: Sadly, her death followed all too soon, in 2002 with that of the queen’s sister, Margaret.
Speaker 26: But then along came the 2002 Golden Jubilee – another grand celebration of fifty years’ rule – the queen at seventy-six years of age showing no signs of slowing down.
Speaker 27: Then two lovely weddings! The wedding of Charles and Camilla in 2005
Speaker 28: And the wedding of William and Kate in 2011; the queen now at 85 enjoying surely one of the happiest days of her life.
Narrator: It is wonderful to look back and see her beautiful smile on such happy family occasions.
Speaker 29: But let us not forget what an important role she played elsewhere. For example, making that state visit to Northern Ireland, the first of its kind by a British monarch.
Narrator: Indeed. Although her power as a constitutional monarch was limited, she proved a brilliant role model for our country, personifying all the best of the United Kingdom on the world stage. She was a shining example – in the case of Northern Ireland, of such qualities as reconciliation.
Speaker 1: And then another celebration in 2012! This time, the Diamond Jubilee – sixty years on the throne!