Message of condolence

EMBARGOED UNTIL 22.00hrs BST June 1st 2022. Official Platinum Jubilee Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II This photograph is for news editorial use only. No commercial use whatsoever of the photograph (This means it cannot be used for merchandising, advertising or any other non-editorial use). The photograph must not be digitally enhanced, manipulated or modified in any manner or form and is for free use until June 7th 2022. Thereafter the portrait is available only via Camera Press and our usual usage terms apply. This new portrait by Ranald Mackechnie shows The Queen seated in the Victoria Vestibule, Windsor Castle which is part of the private apartments. Captured in the background are the Castle?s Round Tower and the statue of King Charles II which stands in the quadrangle at the Castle. Her Majesty?s outfit is an Angela Kelly coat and dress in a dusky dove blue fabric of wool Charmelaine embellished with pearl and diamante trim around the neckline and cascading down the front of the coat.

We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Her Majesty, The Queen.

We send our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and join a Commonwealth in mourning, as we reflect on the loss of a monarch who served the people of Britain and the Commonwealth for over 70 years.

At Babcock we were honoured to welcome Her Majesty to our operations on several occasions. It has been our privilege to have shared these moments with a leader so devoted to a life of service.