Death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II

“On behalf of all the residents of Ealing, I wish to offer our condolences to His Majesty, King Charles III and members of the Royal family on the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

"Flags on Ealing’s public buildings will be flown at half-mast and a book of condolence has been opened at Ealing Town Hall for those who wish to send messages of condolence. An online book of condolence has also been opened by the Royal Household.

"On Sunday, 11 September, at 2pm the local Proclamation of Accession will be made on the steps of Ealing Town Hall.  Apart from myself, this will be attended by the Deputy Lieutenant, leader of the council, councillors, senior council officers and others in observing the proclamation. The Proclamation is the public announcement of the accession of the new monarch, King Charles III.

"The local Proclamation follows the Accession Council and Proclamations in London on Saturday and in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales at midday on Sunday.

"In recognition of the new Sovereign flags will be flown at full-mast following the Principal Proclamation in London until the local Proclamation on Sunday at 2pm, when they will be lowered again to half-mast."

"Floral tributes can be left in an identified area at the front of Ealing Town Hall.  Eventually these will be mulched and used as compost in the borough's parks and gardens.

"More details on the timetable for the period of mourning will be announced in due course."

During the period of mourning the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Ealing will not wear chains or robes of office but badges of office will be worn on black neck ribbons.  The programme of Mayoral engagements has been reviewed to take account of this period of mourning.

The book of condolence will be open from 9am to 10pm throughout the mourning period.

Following the news about the death of Queen Elizabeth II, please be aware that as a mark of respect, planned events on council premises may be cancelled at short notice. Check with organisers beforehand to avoid disappointment.

Updated 13/9/2022