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Fri 16th Sep 2022

Condolences to the royal family in the UK

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SVG Green Party sends its condolences to the royal family in the UK. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II passed away on 8th September 2022. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was Head of State for our country.

SVG Green Party Leader, British Royal Air Force Engineer Warrant Officer Ivan Bertie O’Neal BSc (hons), MSc, MBA, and his wife were invited to Buckingham Palace in the 1970s for the Tea Party held by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for members of the Armed Forces to meet Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other senior members of the Royal Family.

By kind permission of Her Majesty The Queen, an annual Garden Party is held at Buckingham Palace for the benefit of War Pensioners and service personnel who have received compensation from the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme. This event brings together more than 2,000 beneficiaries of all ages and services.

The Garden Party is hosted by one or more senior members of the Royal Family. Some armed forces personnel will be presented to a Royal guest who will chat to them about their service experiences. For men and women who are proud to have served their country this is a huge honour and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity which they will never forget, the impact of which cannot be overstated.

When Warrant Officer Ivan Bertie O’Neal BSc (hons), MSc, MBA and his wife attended Buckingham Palace in the 1970s for the Tea Party the occasion was most graceful, respectful and historic.

Warrant Officer Ivan Bertie O’Neal BSc (hons), MSc, MBA was awarded The British Royal Air Force Long Service and Good Conduct Medal and the Royal Air Force “Meritorious Service Medal” in recognition of exemplary conduct, high personal standards and professional expertise.

A constitutional referendum was held in SVG on 25 November 2009 to replace the constitution that has in force since independence in 1979. The proposed constitution would have abolished the monarchy of SVG, headed by Queen Elizabeth II. The proposed constitution was rejected by the people of SVG in the referendum, falling short of the required two-thirds threshold.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II remained as Head of State of SVG. In Her Majesty’s final Commonwealth Day message, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II described our family of nations as “a modern, vibrant and connected Commonwealth that combines a wealth of history and tradition with the great social, cultural and technological advances of our time. That the Commonwealth stands ever taller is a credit to all who have been involved.”

Once again, SVG Green Party sends its sincere condolences to the newly appointed King Charles III and all other members of The British Royal Family in the United Kingdom.

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