Berkshire politicians have paid tribute to Queen Elizabeth II as Britain marks one year since her death.

Buckingham Palace confirmed the passing of the late Queen on the afternoon of September 8, 2022, marking the end of her 70-year reign – the longest of any British monarch.

She was 96 years old at the time of her death. Just two days earlier, she had appointed Liz Truss as Prime Minister at Balmoral Castle.

While she had several homes across the nation, one of Queen Elizabeth II’s most famous residences was Berkshire’s Windsor Castle.

Mayor of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead councillor Neil Knowles said: “Our thoughts are with His Majesty The King and the Royal Family as we mark this first anniversary of the sad passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

“At the Royal Borough, we continue to feel her loss, but we also use today to again reflect and give thanks for an incredible life of tireless duty and selfless service to the nation.

"We were so proud to call Her Majesty one of our residents – she loved Windsor, and Windsor loved and respected her in return. She will always have a fond place in the hearts and memories of our communities across the Royal Borough.”

Upon her death, the Queen was immediately succeeded as monarch by King Charles III, who had been Prince of Wales for more than 60 years.

He was later crowned as King alongside his wife Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey on May 6, 2023.

Windsor MP Adam Afriyie said: “The passing of Her Majesty The Queen marked the end of an era.

“She was the face and the voice of our nation across the Windsor constituency, the country and the globe for generations, and we will miss her for years to come.

“She represented stability, continuity, understanding and kindness, and her absence serves to emphasise her timeless qualities.

“I will miss her gracious presence, incisive wit and enduring charm, and I know that I am not alone.”

The UK entered a period of national mourning following the late Queen’s death, during which time thousands queued to see her lying in state at Westminster Hall.

Her state funeral was held on September 19.

Bracknell MP James Sunderland said: “It is hard to believe that one whole year has elapsed since the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

“She was a big part of our lives for so long and her grace, wisdom, and service are much missed.”

Former Private Secretary to the late Queen Lord Robin Janvrin was announced this month as chair of a committee to consider ways to honour the life and reign of Elizabeth II.

Plans are expected to be revealed in 2026 to coincide with what would have been her 100th birthday.

Slough MP Tan Dhesi said: “On this first anniversary of the Queen’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are once again with the Royal Family.

"The Queen was among the country’s greatest monarchs, and her service and devotion to our country was truly extraordinary.

"Her Majesty’s was a life of service, grace and wisdom. Her legacy and her enduring presence will live on. May she rest in peace.”

Slough Borough Council leader Dexter Smith said: “A year on from the death of her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, I pause to reflect on a life of service to our nation and the entire Commonwealth.

“I am pleased to see that the Government proceeding with a Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Committee to honour her legacy.”