How the Queen's sentimental words before her death cemented her pure dedication to the Crown

The Queen is said to have shared that she had 'no regrets' just days before her death

Queen words before her death - Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles II
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The Queen reportedly shared that she had 'no regrets' in a sweet admission to a clergyman who stayed with her the weekend before she died.

A clergyman who spent the weekend with the Queen ahead of her death has shared that she told him she 'had no regrets'. 

The Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, stayed with the Queen at Balmoral just days before she passed away on September 8th 2022, having performed a sermon for her at Braemar and Crathie Parish Church. 

Her Majesty, who committed 70 years of her life to her role as monarch and head of the Church of England, is said to have told Rt Rev Dr Iain Greenshields that she had no regrets about keeping her faith all of those years. 

Speaking to ABC News, he recalled, "She said right at the beginning of her time when she was becoming Queen that she was going to ask God for wisdom. And that's something which persisted throughout her life.

"When I was chatting to her about her faith, she said she had no regrets at all."

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Recounting his time spent with Her Majesty just days before she passed away, the Rt Reverend revealed that she had been in good spirits and kept her famous sense of humour until the end. 

"It seemed just astonishing that the woman who had been so vital, so alive, so engaging, should be all of a sudden, dead and away from us," he said, before giving details of a joke they had shared.

"I was staying in the Tower Rooms and she said, ‘Your Queen is sending you to the Tower!’

"And she just smiled at me as she said that. She made sure that I understood that I got the joke rather than it being too serious."

Caitlin Elliott
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