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Death of Her Majesty The Queen

21 April 1926 - 8 September 2022

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Her Majesty The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday, 8 September 2022.

The Borough of Walsall has observed the official ten day mourning period.

The Queen’s Book of Condolence

Walsall's Book of Condolence is now closed. 

You can add a message on the Royal Family website:

Add an entry to the national Book of Condolence

If you need any help to access the national online Book of Condolence, we can help. Visit one of our libraries across the borough and our Walsall Connected staff will be pleased to assist. Please check our opening hours.

Floral tributes

Following the 10 day mourning period, we are gathering the floral tributes. We will keep the messages for posterity and we will turn the flowers into compost. We'll use this to nourish a tree, or trees, planted in honour of The Queen. Given Her Majesty’s innovative Queen’s Green Canopy campaign this seems a fitting way to honour and cherish her memory.

You may wish to make a donation to one of HM The Queen’s many patronages. Find out more about charities and patronages, and how you can donate.

Proclamation of King Charles III

On Sunday 11 September, a Proclamation was made by the Mayor of Walsall announcing the new King, His Majesty King Charles III outside the Council House, Darwall Street, Walsall. 

Find out more about the Proclamation.

National Moment of Reflection

A one-minute silence - the National Moment of Reflection - took place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September. 

On behalf of the Borough, the Mayor of Walsall took part in the moment of reflection, in private, at Walsall Town Hall.

Read more about the national moment of reflection.

State funeral

The state funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September 2022.

A bank holiday was announced for Monday 19 September 2022 and a two-minute silence was marked at Walsall Council.

National mourning guidance

The national mourning guidance includes information on the period of mourning, floral tributes and the state funeral.

Read the official mourning guidance from gov.uk.

Find out about mourning guidance for faith and belief groups and places of worship.