Old Couple Received Emotional Letter From Queen Elizabeth On The Day Of Her Death
A couple from Godalming, Surrey, who celebrated 60 years of marriage on Thursday, have spoken of the emotions they felt when opening a card signed by Queen Elizabeth II, which they received right the day the sovereign died.
They emphasized that they were "absolutely devastated and so upset" about the Queen's death but, on the other hand, they felt "very privileged to have made contact with Her Majesty" thought just through a letter...
Tricia and Ray Pont learned of the Queen Elizabeth's illness while at a luncheon for their anniversary. The pensioners said it was "a day of mixed emotions" that they "will never forget".
An Emotional Card From Queen Elizabeth
All couples celebrating 60 years of marriage receive a card from the monarch. So did Trician and Ray.
"I was so excited to open the card. I thought it would be such a lovely moment for our family."
"It makes the card even more precious and poignant as we were one of the last people to get correspondence from her," Mrs. Pont said, according to BBC.
"We both came home from our lunch and looked at the card and felt quite tearful."
"We were absolutely devastated and so upset," Mr. Pont added.
Mrs. Pont said the card had on the front a photograph of Queen Elizabeth taken on the balcony of Buckingham Palace at her Diamond Jubilee in June.
"It just means so much. It had a lovely message inside and was hand-signed," she said.
Mrs. Pont, now 80, described herself as being a "total royalist" since she was a child.
She described how her parents took her to London in 1947, the night before the Queen's wedding.
"We stood on the railings at Buckingham Palace when they came out on the balcony. It was wonderful. The Queen was an intrinsic part of my whole life. I feel very privileged to have made contact with His Majesty," concluded Mrs. Pont.
Queen Elizabeth II - UK's Longest-Serving Monarch
Queen Elizabeth II died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years. She was the UK's longest-serving monarch.
She died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer.
Her son, prince Charles, became King Charles III. He said the death of his beloved mother was a "moment of great sadness" for him and his family and that her loss would be "deeply felt" around the world.