Sweet note to the Queen left by heartbroken royal fan leaves people in tears as they say it sums up a nation’s grief | The Sun
13th September 2022

THOUSANDS of people have been leaving heartfelt tributes to the Queen following her passing away last week.

Royal fans have been moved by many of the messages and gifts left at Her Majesty’s residences – and one of the notes has left people in tears and gone viral.


The note, written by royal reporter Rick Petrachi, was placed inside a plastic wallet to protect it from the rain, and people are saying it “sums up” how the nation feels at this time.

The sweet message read: “It hurts, ma’am. It hurts so bad. 

“We’re not ready to bid you farewell. 

“You have taught us everything, except how to live in your absence. 

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“Our hearts are shattered in pieces. 

“A world without you is simply unimaginable. 

“A Britain without its Platinum Queen is unimaginable.”

The note continued saying the Queen is “irreplaceable.”

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It continued: “Wherever you are, never stop guiding and protecting us like you have done all these years. 

“Wake us up and tell us this is just another bad dream because the pain is unbearable. 

“After all, like Philip to you, you were our strength and stay.”

The message ended thanking the Monarch for her “love” and said she will be “forever in our hearts.”

The note writer added a heartwarming line at the bottom which said: “Hope you’re watching us eating your marmalade sandwich.”

The tear-jerking gesture was a nod to the famous sketch the Queen did at her Jubilee Celebrations in June with Paddington Bear.

The Bear got to learn that even the Queen loves marmalade sandwiches and had one kept in her bag "for later."

A photo of the message was shared on Instagram by a fan, who wrote: “This perfectly sums up how we all feel.

“I really do wish she left us a recorded goodbye message.

“Rest on our dearest Lilibet.”

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The post has racked up nearly 4,000 likes, and many royal fans have commented on the poignant words.

One person said: “Reading this made me cry.”

Another added: “I was barely holding it together, but then that last sentence, I lost it again.”

And a third commented: “Whoever wrote that beautiful message….our thanks. True to every word..she is irreplaceable and its difficult to imagine UK without a Queen.”

A number of royal fans have left sweet Paddington Bear-themed tributes, including stuffed toys and marmalade sandwiches.

The Queen's coffin is to be flown to Buckingham Palace today as millions of mourners queue to say goodbye.

Princess Anne will accompany the late monarch as she is moved from St Giles’ Cathedral to Edinburgh Airport by road.

Members of the public will be able to view the cortege, before the Queen is taken to Buckingham Palace in a state hearse – accompanied by Anne and Vice-Admiral Sir Tim – to rest in the Bow Room.

Queen Elizabeth II will be laid to rest during her funeral at 11am on Monday, September 19.

Heads of state, prime ministers and presidents, European royals and key figures from public life will be invited to gather in Westminster Abbey to mark her glorious 70-year reign.

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And up to 2,000 dignitaries are expected to attend, with tens of millions of viewers watching the service all over the world on television.

It's likely to be the biggest security operation the UK has ever seen — with thousands set to line the ceremonial route for days to pay their respects ahead of the funeral.

King Charles III approved for the date to be a Bank Holiday as the UK remains in a state of national mourning.




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