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CII reflects on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

CII reflects on the death of Queen Elizabeth II

The Chartered Insurance Institute has looked back on the life and times of Queen Elizabeth II, who played a major role in the organisation’s development through the years. The queen died Thursday at the age of 96.

“The Chartered Insurance Institute sends its deepest condolences to the royal family,” a statement from the CII said. “We are saddened by the passing of our royal patron and head of the Commonwealth, Her Majesty the Queen. The Queen was inspirational in the way she lived a life of remarkable, dedicated public service. Our thoughts are with the royal family at this difficult time.”

According to the CII, Elizabeth played a key role in its development, when she updated the Royal Charter in 1987, which requires the CII to “secure and justify the confidence of the public”. Two years ago, the CII became an accredited member of the Commonwealth by joining the category of professional and civil society organisations.

By becoming a member of the Commonwealth, the CII committed to its 16 values and principles, which include a strong focus on gender equality and facilitating access to the profession for people from all backgrounds.

“The CII was proud to commit to the shared set of values championed by the Commonwealth and made the step to become an accredited member, out of respect for the many years of commitment from the Queen, and now her successor, His Majesty King Charles III,” it said. “As we enter a period of national mourning, we will reflect on how our activities in the coming days may need to change so that we can show our respect to our royal patron, who has set the standard for future monarchs to follow. Once further details of the state funeral and official observations have been announced, we will update members if any exam sittings or other events need to be postponed.”