“We are extremely saddened to hear of the death of Queen Elizabeth, a truly dedicated leader.
“Throughout her long reign, the Queen prioritised the needs of her country and touched many lives.
“She epitomised growing older with dignity and purpose.
“When the Queen turned down an award for older people at the age of 95 because ‘you are as old as you feel’, her positive attitude to ageing shone through, alongside her warmth and renowned sense of humour.
“For many of us, the Queen has been a constant figure in our lives and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time.”