FORMER Prime Minister and Witney MP David Cameron said there were ‘no words’ to express the sense of loss the nation will feel.

Mr Cameron, who still lives in West Oxfordshire, said in a statement posted on social media that the Queen had been ‘a rock of strength for our nation and the Commonwealth’.

He made the first customary visit to Buckingham Palace in 2010, when he was appointed Prime Minister by the Queen after his Conservative Party went into coalition with the Liberal Democrats.

The politician returned without his coalition partner in 2015.

The Conservative said he was ‘very proud’ to have served as the Queen’s 12th premier and that it was a ‘privilege’ to call on her ‘sage advice and wise counsel’.

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He said: "There can simply be no finer example of dignified public duty and unstinting service, and we all owe our sincere gratitude for her continued devotion, living every day by the pledge she made on her 21st birthday. Her dedication to our country has been incomparable and, as such, she leaves an enduring legacy."

Mr Cameron added: "My thoughts and prayers are with the King and the royal family at this time of great sadness.

"The country has lost a devoted public servant; and the royal family has lost a much-loved mother, grandmother and great grandmother."