Tag Archives: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Branches to half-mast the Canada flag

While we do not have a physical branch, we wanted to acknowledge this statement.


The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

From https://www.royal.uk/


The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021

The Duke of Edinburgh

It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen announces the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.

Further announcements will be made in due course.

The Royal Family join with people around the world in mourning his loss.

Friday, 9 April 2021

Official Canadian Portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

A new official Canadian portrait of Her Majesty The Queen is now available. The photograph was taken last year at Windsor Castle in the UK.

Her Majesty is wearing her Canadian insignia, as Sovereign of the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit. Created in 1967 by Her Majesty, the Order of Canada is our country’s highest civilian honour. The Order of Military Merit recognizes distinctive merit and exceptional service displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces.

To view and download, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/royal-portraits/order-download-portraits.html

The Queen’s Easter Message

A note from the British Benevolent Society here in San Francisco for this Easter Sunday.


Earlier today, Queen Elizabeth II made a special address. She decided to record the message after all Church of England churches were closed this weekend. The Queen speaks of light overcoming darkness, and the hope that Easter symbolises, in a special message recorded to mark the Easter weekend.
If you did not have a chance to listen to the piece, or would like to listen once more, you can listen here.
“May the living flame of Easter hope be a steady guide as we face the future.”
LISTEN! Queen Elizabeth Easter Message 2020
British Benevolent Society of California
415.421.7195
British Benevolent Society | 369 Pine Street, Suite 103, San Francisco, CA 94104