Following yesterday’s sad news of the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, Pauline Giles BEM, Chairman of Cornwall Council, issued the following statement:
“It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. She was truly remarkable, much loved and respected. Throughout her long reign she provided a sense of continuity, stability and leadership during times of enormous social change and will be greatly missed by both the Royal Family and the whole nation. “Others have paid tribute to her devotion to duty and her life of public service and I would like to join with these tributes. She touched the lives of so many people of all generations and her death marks the end of an era in the life of our country. “The Queen was much loved by all in Cornwall, many of whom have fond memories of her many visits to the Duchy. I will convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to the Royal Family on their, and the nation’s great loss. “I am sure you will all join me in thoughts and prayers for the Royal Family. Cornwall mourns with them”.
Books of condolence have been placed in Cornwall Council buildings across Cornwall for those who wish to express feelings of sadness and respect for the Monarch. The books of condolence will be open every day from 9am until 5pm (not Sunday) and will close on 5pm the day after Her Majesty’s funeral. They will be available to sign at the following reception areas across Cornwall Council premises:
- St John’s Hall, Penzance
- Dolcoath Council Office, Camborne
- County Hall, Truro
- Council Offices, Penwinnick Road, St Austell
- Chy Trevail, Bodmin
- Luxstowe House, Liskeard
- Alternatively you can e-mail your message to firstname.lastname@example.org or send your message to be included to – Cornwall Lieutenancy Office, County Hall, Truro, TR1 3AY
Cornwall’s proclamation for the accession of King Charles III will take place at Truro Cathedral on Sunday 11 September at 1pm.
Mr Andrew Williams, The High Sherriff of Cornwall, will read Cornwall’s proclamation at Truro. He will be accompanied by Pol Hodge, the Grand Bard of Gorsedh Kernow, who will read the proclamation in Cornish. This event is open to all residents who would wish to attend.