”We were lucky to call her a friend and a regular visitor to Lloyd’s” says Bruce Carnegie-Brown as Lutine Bell rings in her honour

The Lloyd’s of London market has led industry tributes to the Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, who died yesterday (8 September 2022) at the age of 96.

Following the sad news of her passing, Lloyd’s chairman Bruce Carnegie-Brown addressed those gathered in the Lloyd’s Underwriting Room with a ringing of the Lutine Bell.

“It is with profound sadness and sorrow that we learn of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen and offer our condolences,” he said.

“We were lucky to call her a friend and a regular visitor to Lloyd’s, and all at Lloyd’s will cherish the memories we had together, from her role in dedicating our last two buildings, to her visit to celebrate our 325th Anniversary.

“This loss comes at a difficult time when hope is hard to find in the daily news cycle, which offers more cause for sadness than solace.

”But as we reflect, perhaps we can find comfort not in looking outwards to events for hope, but looking inwards to each other for solidarity and the many events we shared with each other.

“Her presence, wisdom and laughter will reverberate through our halls, and we have rung the Lutine Bell in her honour.

”Our thoughts are with the Royal Household and their families at this time.”