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The Royal Forestry Society of Banbury pays tribute to the Queen

A major conservation organization of which the Queen was one of the patrons paid tribute to the late monarch.

Royal Forestry Society President Sir James Scott said: “The Royal Forestry Society is saddened to learn of the passing of our patron, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Read more: The Archdeacon of Oxford says the Queen has lived an ‘inspirational life of service’

“We send our condolences to our former President, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, and to the entire Royal Family.

“Her Majesty’s love of trees was well known and most recently exemplified by the Queen’s Green Canopy which marked her Platinum Jubilee.

“Her Majesty followed a line of royal patronage of the RFS dating back to her great-grandfather Edward VII.

“We are grateful that she has been such a committed godmother for many years and we are delighted to share these happy memories of her involvement in society.”

This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook Community Reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on researching stories from various communities.

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