Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Message from the Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council

Cheshire West and Chester Council is saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

We join the rest of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and the world in mourning the loss of our monarch. We also express our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family for their personal loss. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made a unique contribution to the modern history of our nation. Her visit to Chester in June 2018, welcomed by 14,000 people, was an occasion we will always remember, and one of the City of Chester's greatest honours.

She has ruled for longer than any other monarch in British history, and is loved and respected around the world. Her selflessness and public service for the duration of her reign are an inspiration to us all.

Over her reign of over 70 years, she demonstrated a duty to the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, and a devotion to a life of service. To honour her memory, we can follow her example and continue her legacy by making positive contributions to civic society and volunteering our time and skills to help others.

Her Majesty will be sadly missed, and we are grateful to have shared in her extraordinary reign.

The Council will be making a number of arrangements in the coming days, including the reading of a proclamation, lowering the flag at Council buildings, observing a two-minute silence, opening books of condolence and holding a commemoration service at Chester Cathedral.

Further details will follow on the: Cheshire West and Chester website

Cllr Louise Gittins

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