Statement from IPC President Andrew Parsons on Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The International Paralympic Committee expresses its condolences following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II 08 Sep 2022
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Edward look on from the royal box during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympics.
Queen Elizabeth II declared the London 2012 Paralympic Games officially open during the Opening Ceremony on August 29, 2012.
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The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is greatly saddened by the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday (8 September). 

IPC President Andrew Parsons has issued the following statement.

"The International Paralympic Committee sends its deepest condolences to the Royal Family of the United Kingdom following the very sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 
"Our thoughts and that of the entire Paralympic Movement are with her family, the British people and the Commonwealth nations at this time. 
"Queen Elizabeth provided the IPC with one of our most historic days when she officially opened the London 2012 Paralympic Games. The Royal Family have for many decades been very supportive of the Paralympic Movement and we are forever grateful of their patronage."