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RIP Her Majesty The Queen

8 September 2022

Club News

RIP Her Majesty The Queen

8 September 2022

We join the nation in mourning the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

Everyone at Preston North End is saddened by the news and our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this sad and unprecedented time.

Rick Parry, Chair of the EFL, has released the following statement.  

“Today, the EFL was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty, The Queen Elizabeth II.  

“Over a 70-year reign, Her Majesty proudly served the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth with distinction.  

“The Queen had a keen interest in sport including football. Her Majesty attended numerous FA Cup Finals throughout her reign and was an advocate for our national sport through her many years of service. 

“The Monarch was at Wembley Stadium in 1966 for perhaps our national game’s most famous moment to present captain Bobby Moore with the Jules Rimet Trophy after England beat West Germany to win the World Cup.  

“On behalf of the league and its clubs, we join the rest of the nation and people across the world in mourning the passing of our Queen, Elizabeth II.  

“The thoughts of everybody at the EFL and our clubs are with the Royal Family at this sad time for our country.” 

The EFL have confirmed consideration in respect of EFL fixtures will be discussed with the Government and the wider sport sector during the period ahead and an appropriate announcement will be made at the earliest opportunity. 


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