The Queen has been omnipresent in the farthest corners of the world. Her passing has made us realise her immense, quiet influence she has had on the world geo-political and cultural stage. As a woman, to have held her own, navigated a twentieth century 'man's world', into the twenty first century, she was a beacon of strength to the women all around the world. The Queen has resonated with the people, through times good and bad, her words of comfort a much needed panacea to many of us that suffered loss during the pandemic. Her Christmas messages will be sorely missed. From my family, my deepest condolences. A life to be celebrated and good fortune to have lived in the Elizabethan era.