UK’s leading steel maker British Steel said that it was with great sadness that we learnt of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. British Steel said “During her remarkable reign of more than 70 years, we were very privileged and proud to have welcomed Queen Elizabeth II to our sites on several occasions, including visits to our Scunthorpe site in 1958 and 1974, and also Teesside and Workington, both in 1956.”British Steel added “These visits had a long-lasting and profound impact on those who were fortunate enough to meet Her Majesty or, indeed, just see her. Her humility, genuine interest and ongoing dedication to duty inspired many during these occasions. With The Queen's death, we have lost such a highly regarded and unique person.”British Steel also said “We are flying our flags at half-mast to mourn the passing of The Queen and this will continue throughout the period of national mourning. Our thoughts and condolences are with The Royal Family at this very sad and difficult time.”Opened in 1864, British Steel was bought by leading Chinese multi-industrial company Jingye Group in March 2020, beginning a new chapter in British steelmaking.