Addressing the quite a few insurance coverage executives in attendance, Carnegie-Brown stated the occasion was an opportunity to sit up for a hopeful future whereas trying again on what he referred to as a “cherished” life.
“[The Lutine Bell’s] observe supplied a second for us all to recollect, replicate, and revere the life that provided a lot consolation and inspiration to so many people over so a few years – as I’m certain it can proceed to do within the years forward,” he said.
“The Queen made three official visits to Lloyd’s: in 1952, 1986, and 2014. On that first go to – the identical yr as her personal accession – Her Majesty charged Lloyd’s with ‘embodying the best qualities of British commerce: keenness and effectivity, with an actual and deep public spirit’.”
The Lloyd’s chair went on to say: “We proceed to embrace that accountability as we speak. Her phrases are indelibly written in our historical past and might be cherished by all at Lloyd’s for years to return. However as we keep in mind the legacy of 1 monarch, we additionally welcome the accession of one other.”
A single ring of the Lutine Bell signified the beginning of what was described on LinkedIn as a transferring and emotional gathering, whereas two rings on the finish acclaimed King Charles III.
“It represents the beginning of a brand new chapter in our shared historical past – and for Lloyd’s, an opportunity to acknowledge the start of one other historic partnership,” declared Carnegie-Brown, who sees the connection with the Royal Household as a permanent one.
“That partnership already has agency foundations, as Lloyd’s has been privileged to host His Majesty, whereas Prince of Wales, on a number of events – most lately, in June final yr to launch the Insurance coverage Job Power of his Sustainable Markets Initiative, which we had been honored to be invited to chair.”
He added: “As His Majesty takes on the good burdens of state presently of disappointment and loss, we provide our assist and condolences to him and to his household. For our half, we are going to proceed to hold the baton of constructing a braver and extra sustainable future, as championed by His Majesty and charged to Lloyd’s and others by means of the work of his Sustainable Markets Initiative.”
In the meantime Lloyd’s chief govt John Neal spoke with a concentrate on gratitude and the sense of obligation.
Neal instructed the attendees: “Gratitude turns our consideration away from what we lack and in the direction of what we’ve got. I’m decided to maintain that concept entrance and middle as we are saying goodbye to a cherished chief and put together to welcome a confirmed public servant.
“So as we speak – I’m grateful for ‘a life properly lived’, as His Majesty so eloquently put it. I’m grateful for the household and buddies to replicate on that life with. And I’m grateful for the promise of one other life sure in obligation to serve others, as our incoming King has pledged to all who name the UK house, or a house away from house. Lengthy could he reign; and lengthy reside the King.”
As a part of the ceremony, London Market Affiliation CEO Sheila Cameron learn the poem “For The Hardest Days” by Clint Smith.
On September 19, the day of Her Majesty’s state funeral, the Lloyd’s constructing within the UK and Lloyd’s international places of work might be closed.