UK Chamber of Shipping mourns Queen Elizabeth II's death
The UK Chamber of Shipping shares in the deep sadness felt by everyone in the United Kingdom, Commonwealth and wider world at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Queen Elizabeth II was a enthusiastic supporter of the maritime sector along with the wider Royal Family with the Princess Royal the patron of Maritime UK.
The Chamber is particularly grateful for the well wishes that it has received from other shipping organisations across the world, including from those as far afield as Australia and Japan.
UK Chamber of Shipping President Graham Westgarth said:
“On behalf of the UK shipping community I pay tribute to Her Majesty’s lifetime of selfless service. At this moment of national sadness I extend the Chamber’s deepest sympathies to the entire Royal Family and especially to King Charles III as he begins his reign by leading the nation’s mourning.
“The UK Chamber of Shipping has a strong connection with the royal family having been granted a Royal Charter back in 1920. The Chamber has also been fortunate to have hosted Her Majesty for which we were always grateful, the most recent being in 1994 when she opened the Chamber’s new premises. “