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Digital infrastructure world pays tribute after death of Queen Elizabeth II

Tributes have poured in from across the digital infrastructure industry following the announcement that Her Majesty the Queen, the country’s longest-reigning monarch, died at Balmoral yesterday aged 96.

By João Marques Lima

Founder and Editor, The Tech Capital

13 Mins

September 09, 2022 | 12:12 PM BST

The UK is mourning the loss of its longest-serving Monarch, HM Queen Elizabeth II who passed away peacefully at Balmoral Castle nestled in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, at the age of 96 this Thursday, September 8, 2022.

The Queen came to the throne in 1952 and witnessed enormous societal, cultural, and evolutionary change across key historical moments like the transition from empire to Commonwealth, the end of the Cold War, the UK’s entry into – and withdrawal from – the European Union, and to the birth of the computing age.

Billboards have been placed across UK high streets in the wake of the Queen’s passing.

Her son, now King Charles III, said in a heartfelt statement that the death of his beloved mother was a “moment of great sadness” for him and his family and that her loss would be “deeply felt” around the world.

“We mourn profoundly the passing of a cherished sovereign and a much-loved mother,” he said.

“I know her loss will be deeply felt throughout the country, the realms and the Commonwealth, and by countless people around the world.”

The Queen’s children travelled to Balmoral after doctors placed the Queen under medical supervision.

Her grandson and now heir to the throne, Prince William, and his brother, Prince Harry, also gathered there.

The UK’s Prime Minister Liz Truss, who was appointed by the Queen on Tuesday in what was her last public constitutional duty, said the monarch was the rock on which modern Britain was built, who had “provided us with the stability and strength that we needed”.

Truss was the Queen’s 15th Prime Minister, born in 1975, 101 years after the Monarch’s first PM Winston Churchill’s birth in 1874.

Born Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor, in Mayfair, London, on 21 April 1926, the Queen’s state funeral – the first since Churchill’s in 1965 – is expected to take place at Westminster Abbey in less than two weeks. The exact day will be confirmed by Buckingham Palace.

The death of the Queen, who visited more than 100 countries across six continents during her reign, has sparked an outpouring of grief and tributes from across the world, including the digital infrastructure industry, which has greatly benefited from deep change and advancements during Her 70-year reign.

Here’s how the sector reacted:

Equinix

We are very saddened to hear the news that Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II has passed away. As the UK’s longest reigning monarch she has remained a constant in the lives of the people here and in the Commonwealth.

HM the Queen was held in great esteem across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world, and served with dignity and humility throughout her reign.

Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this difficult time.


Amazon

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the Royal Family at this time.


Microsoft

The Microsoft community is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. We give thanks for her years of stewardship and service and we will miss her greatly.


Cushman & Wakefield

We join with others in the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world in expressing our sadness at the death of Queen Elizabeth II and acknowledging her remarkable dedication to a life of service.

Throughout the 70 years of her reign, a period of immense technological and societal change, she remained a constant and dignified presence who was devoted to her duty to the last.


CyrusOne

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. A constant in the lives of each and every one of us. Our thoughts are very much with the Royal Family at this time, as the world comes together to pay tribute and remember her legacy. May she rest in peace.


Triple Point

We are united in sadness and admiration as we mark the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Her servant leadership has been a foundation of continuity and stability through some of the most significant events in our history. 
 
We offer our sincere condolences to King Charles III and the Royal Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.  


Compass Datacenters

A shock to hear the announcement on the passing of the U.K.’s longest-serving monarch earlier today. We mourn her passing and the loss of an excellent leader on the world stage.


AtlasEdge

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty the Queen. Her life of service and dedication was an inspiration, and our condolences go out to the Royal Family, on behalf of everyone at AtlasEdge.


Knight Frank

We are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We join with people around the world in mourning her loss and our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family at this time.


Telehouse Europe

We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Her Majesty dedicated her life to serving the people of the UK and the Commonwealth, with unwavering strength and dignity. We thank her for her steadfast commitment and devotion throughout her 70-year reign.

Our sincere condolences to His Majesty King Charles III and the Royal Family at this sad time.


ST Telemedia

We stand with our VIRTUS Data Centres colleagues as they mourn the passing of their beloved Queen Elizabeth II.

Her dedication and tireless service through the decades is a source of inspiration across generations.


Savills

We are deeply saddened by the news of the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II, an extremely sad occasion for the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and many others around the world. Thank you for 70 years of incredible service.


Colt Technology Services

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. She has inspired and will continue to inspire generations. We send our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family during this tough time.
 
Rest in peace, Your Majesty.


Vattenfall

With deepest sympathy, Vattenfall and its employees offer our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family and pay tribute to HM Queen Elizabeth II.


CBRE

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and share our sincere condolences with The Royal Family.


Gartner

Gartner joins our colleagues based in the UK and the Commonwealth in mourning the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

We thank our clients around the world for their compassion when working with our colleagues in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth in the coming days.


CNet Training

On behalf of everyone at CNet Training, we send the Royal Family our heartfelt condolences following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

As we join the nation in mourning, we are thankful for her inspirational leadership and unwavering poise throughout her decades of dedicated service.


JLL

We would like to pay tribute to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as we remember the life she lived in public service. Our sincere condolences are with His Majesty The King and the Royal Family at this sad time.


The Tech Capital

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. We send our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family.

The Queen’s passing truly is a sad loss for the UK, the realms, the Commonwealth, and indeed the world. She was a magnificent servant to the Crown who for 70 years steadfast through moments of joy and celebration but also difficulty and hardship. She was our constant, a bridge between the past and the present. The second Elizabethan Age has changed history. HM served a reign like no other with a long-lasting legacy. This aching moment carries with it as much upset as history as the throne loses its longest monarch.

God Bless the Queen. Long Live HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Long Live His Majesty the King, HRH Charles III.

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