This is a statement issued by RW Bro John Thompson, the Provincial Grand Master of the Provincial Grand Lodge of Durham on Thursday 8th September 2022.
Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned for seven decades and has been a constant in all our lives has died at her beloved home of Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands.
On behalf of the Freemasons of Durham we thank her for a lifetime of dedicated service, we mourn her loss and send our prayers and condolences to the Royal Family.
May God Bless the Queen and God save the King.
John Thompson ProvGM