Like the rest of the world I was so sad to wake up to the news of Her Majesty’s passing, at the age of 96 after a 70-year-reign, in the early hours of September 9.
She dedicated her life to the service of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and Realms with determination and distinction.
It also reminded me of our shared love of Jersey cows, which my family as dairy farmers have always milked, as well as her very close relationship with Ōtorohanga Jersey breeder Don Ferguson of Ferdon Stud.
She was an extraordinary monarch, the likes of which, we will not see again.
Like the millions world-wide I too say… “Thank you Ma’am".