It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Her Majesty the Queen in what has been an extraordinary seventy year reign, celebrating her Platinum Jubilee earlier on this year.
The Queen was the Patron of the Jersey Society and had a Jersey Herd of milking cows. The Queen was a woman with true love and devotion for the countryside and farming and who always did her best to champion it and protect its traditions and communities. She was farming’s greatest supporter, as the British countryside held a special place in her heart. She had a unique wit and sense of humour, which will be remembered by all who had the privilege to meet and talk with her.
Since 1957, the Queen was the patron of The National Federation of Young Farmers Club. They said, “She was a true countrywoman, who understood the challenges young farmers face to feed the nation and always championed rural communities.”
The Queen had Hertfordshire country routes with the Queen Mother (the Bowes-Lyon family) growing up on a farming estate in St Paul’s Warden (North Hertfordshire). The Queen spent a lot of her happy childhood there.
She was very easy to talk to within the agricultural industry because there were so many common issues and challenges facing the industry. Over the past seventy years, she had to deal with things like the aftermath of the Second World War, growing food for the nation and other environmental issues.
The Queen was never happier than when she was in the countryside. She had a passion for rural life, whether it was visiting Agricultural shows up and down the country or personal getaways.
Our thoughts and sincerest condolences go to the Royal Family at this difficult time and may our Queen rest in peace.
God Save Our King
Catherine and the Team at Foxholes