Humanists UK mourns Queen Elizabeth II

8 September, 2022

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Humanists UK is deeply sorry to learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

Humanists UK Chief Executive Andrew Copson commented:

‘Queen Elizabeth II gave decades of public service as our head of state. Her reign witnessed some of the most profound changes to the UK’s society and throughout that time she acted as a reconciling force, speaking of her personal conviction to “respect and value all people of whatever faith and none.”

‘Although to many she is a symbol of the nation, she was also a friend, a companion, a mother, a grandmother, and a great-grandmother. Our thoughts and condolences today are with all those who knew her personally and loved her.’


For further comment or information, media should contact Humanists UK Director of Public Affairs and Policy Richy Thompson at or phone 020 7324 3072 or 020 3675 0959.

Humanists UK is the national charity working on behalf of non-religious people. Powered by 100,000 members and supporters, we advance free thinking and promote humanism to create a tolerant society where rational thinking and kindness prevail. We provide ceremonies, pastoral care, education, and support services benefitting over a million people every year and our campaigns advance humanist thinking on ethical issues, human rights, and equal treatment for all.