Grenada Broadcasting Network

16th July 2024




Her Excellency Dame Cecile La Grenade as the vice-regal representative of the English monarchy will now have to report to a new head of state.

For the first time since Grenada gained its Independence in 1974, the Spice Isle along with its other commonwealth colleagues will have a new head of state.

This is as Britain’s longest reigning Monarch Queen Elizabeth II has died.

Earlier on Thursday, reports revealed that the queen was under medical supervision because doctors were concerned about her health.

At 1:30 pm, a post to the twitter account of the Royal Family announced her passing.

Queen Elizabeth II served as head of state of Grenada during the tenures of seven Governor Generals. Dating back to 1974; Sir Leo de Gale, Sir Paul Scoon, Sir Reginald Palmer, Sir Daniel Williams, Sir Carlyle Glean, and the first female and current serving Governor General Dame Cecile la Grenade.

Her Excellency Dame Cecile La Grenade has extended condolences on the passing of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II to the members of the Royal family, the Government and people of the United Kingdom.

Dame Cecile said “Today we mourn the loss of this great enduring Monarch who served her country and the Commonwealth with incomparable devotion for more than seventy years.

Although she will be greatly missed, her legacy of leadership and exemplary service shall live on indelibly.”

As word spread of her passing, crowds of supporters convened outside the Buckingham Palace to pay their respects.

The queen, who was 96 at the time of her death, had ruled over Britain for over 70 years.

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