Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 to 2022

9 September 2022

Written by: Lambeth Council

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Lambeth Council will lead our communities in mourning the passing of Her Majesty The Queen. Her commitment and dedication to our country is an example to us all, and Her Majesty will be deeply missed.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 to 2022

We will come together as one to mark this profound loss for our country, as well as taking the opportunity to celebrate Her Majesty’s life. The Queen’s contribution to our country through her public and voluntary service over the decades since her Coronation in 1953 is unparalleled.

Lambeth Council is flying the Union Flag at half-mast over the Town Hall in Brixton. Books of condolence for local people to sign are now open at Room G-01 in Lambeth Town Hall, at West Norwood Library and at Tate South Lambeth Library. All are welcome to sign.

The council website will be updated with further information on commemorations planned in Lambeth and organisers of public events in the borough are advised to look at postponement.

The new king, King Charles III, will be formally proclaimed monarch at a historic Accession Council on the morning of Saturday, September 10 at St James’s Palace. Lambeth Council will hold a proclamation ceremony on the next day, Sunday, September 11, in Windrush Square, Brixton from 2pm.

Residents are invited to attend the event where Deputy Lieutenant for Greater London representing Lambeth, Christopher Wellbelove and the Mayor of Lambeth Cllr Pauline George will speak before God Save The King, the National Anthem, will be performed on steel drums.

The borough’s Deputy Lieutenant and the Mayor will be visiting care homes in the borough next week with a Book of Condolence in recognition that some of our residents will not be able to travel. An online book of condolence is also open at royal.uk.

We now have the opportunity to reflect on Her Majesty’s dedicated years of service and the example she has set for us all.

Councillor Claire Holland, Leader of Lambeth Council


Bayo Dosunmu, Chief Executive