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Lancashire book of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II opens at County Hall

Posted on - 12th September, 2022 - 9:40am | Author - | Posted in - Preston City Centre, Preston News
Book of condolence in the Chapel at County Hall in Preston. Picture: Lancashire County Council

Lancashire residents are invited to sign a book of condolence for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

The book will be in the Chapel at County Hall in Preston, which will be open from 9am – 5pm every day until after the funeral.

There is also an online book of condolence that the public can sign.

Residents are also invited to leave floral tributes at the memorial statue at the chapel.

Read more: A look back at Queen Elizabeth II’s visits to Preston

Martin Ainscough DL, High Sheriff of Lancashire, said: “This is a time of great national sorrow and reflection. It is the close of the second Elizabethan era.

“Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth was one of the most respected dignitaries in the world.

“She will be recognised in history as a great leader and Monarch of the British Isles and the Commonwealth. We were fortunate that in Lancashire we could also call her our Duke. Her Majesty has had a very special place in the hearts and lives of so many people here. Her passing will be even more deeply mourned locally because of her long devotion to, and interest in, the North West of England.

“As High Sheriff of Lancashire, I was appointed by Her Majesty through her role as the Duke of Lancaster, and it’s been a great honour to serve her.

“We now look forward to welcoming the new King and there will shortly be a proclamation in Lancashire to mark the beginning of his reign.”

Read more: Proclamation of King Charles III at Preston Flag Market

For more information, visit Lancashire County Council’s website.

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