Commenting on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II today (Thursday 8 September), Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “This is an immensely sad day. Her Majesty The Queen has been a constant presence during all of our lives and during so many periods of immense change, not just in the West of England and the UK but across the globe. She has been an exemplar who always put service first. It is almost unimaginable such a reliable fixture in our lives is no longer with us. As so many across the country mourn this huge loss, I send my deepest sympathies and those of residents of the West of England, to the King, the Queen Consort and everyone who loved this most remarkable woman”.