‘I can’t say it’ Anne Diamond in tears as armed forces tributes to the Queen flood in


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The news that Queen Elizabeth II had died aged 96 has prompted a storm of touching personal tributes to the late monarch. GB News host Anne Diamond read out a particularly sincere note of thanks to the Queen for the guidance and service she offered to the nation’s armed forces. As she read the tribute live on air, Ms Diamond appeared to well up as, with watery eyes, she said: “Stand down Ma’am.”

Dressed in black and accompanied by her co-host Stephen Dixon, Ms Diamond reported on poignant personal tales of the Queen’s royal influence.

She said: “Catherine in Worcester says please remember from those of us who have served and are serving now, we take our lead from the late Queen we promised to serve and do so as long as we live.”

Ms Diamond paused, appearing visibly emotional before she continued: “Stand down ma’am you served with honour.” As she finished her sentence, the GB News host raised her palm to her chest and looked downwards, shielding herself from the camera.

Ms Diamond paused briefly, covering her mouth before she added: “I can’t say it.”

The presenter exhaled unsteadily before she continued with a gentle smile: “God save the King.”

Mr Dixon said: “That’s really touching actually. The whole nation must be feeling something today, but those who are serving particularly.”

He referenced his co-host as he continued: “I know your son serves, my husband serves and I think their devotion to the Queen and to the Crown is immensely important. They put their lives on the line for the Crown. 

“They have served the Queen and now they will serve the King.” 

Read more: King Charles III declares seven-day royal mourning after the Queen


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