FORD’S TRIBUTE TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
Statement from Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of Ford Motor Company
Like so many around the world, I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Queen has been a steadfast and exemplary world leader for over 70 years and has demonstrated to all of us the true meaning of service and dedication.
Ford has had a long and deep relationship with the United Kingdom since my great grandfather set up the Ford business in the UK in 1909. The Queen’s love of cars was evident early in her life as part of her service to her country in World War II where her mechanical knowledge of cars was clear for all to see.
On behalf of my family, our CEO Jim Farley, and our extended Ford family around the globe, we send our heartfelt condolences to Her Majesty’s family, the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, and those around the world who loved, respected and admired her.
Statement from Tim Slatter, Chair of Ford of Britain and Lisa Brankin, Managing Director Ford of Britain
It is with immense sadness that we learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Her fondness and enthusiasm for the motor car were widely admired by the industry, and her skill both behind the wheel and as a mechanic was proven by her service during the Second World War. Throughout her long reign, she was a beacon of stability and dignity in what has often been a turbulent world. Her commitment to her duty as sovereign was beyond comparison, and we would like to express our sincerest condolences on behalf of the Ford family in the UK to the Royal Family at this sad time.