Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 1926 – 2022

We are deeply saddened by the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

This page contains information about how we will mark the period of national mourning in Hackney.

 

Statement

The Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, and Speaker of Hackney, Cllr Humaira Garasia, have released this joint statement following the death of Her Majesty the Queen, who passed away peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday 8 September 2022:

“On behalf of the whole of Hackney, we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to the Royal Family after the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. 

A constant in all our lives and in the modern-day history of the United Kingdom, the Queen was our longest-serving monarch, providing certainty and reassurance throughout her 70-year reign – both in times of peace and in uncertainty. 

It was as Princess Elizabeth that she made her first official visit to Hackney in 1947, visiting the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children. She subsequently visited Hackney on a number of occasions as Queen: during her coronation tour; to the Matchbox model car factory in 1969; during her Silver Jubilee; to the Kingshold Estate in 1998; to Homerton Hospital in 2000; and, to the Prince’s Foundation in Shoreditch in 2004.

We are deeply saddened by today’s news, as we know many people across Hackney will be. Her enduring legacy – as monarch during the birth of modern Britain – is one that we will honour for generations to come.”

Books of condolence

Books of Condolence are open to sign in Hackney Town Hall, Hackney Service Centre and Stoke Newington Town Hall following the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. 

You can also sign Buckingham Palace’s Book of Condolence.

Tributes

At Buckingham Palace members of the public will be guided to lay floral tributes at a dedicated site in Green Park.

Flowers left outside the gates of Buckingham Palace will be moved to The Green Park Floral Tribute Garden by The Royal Parks.

Proclamation

A Proclamation of King Charles III took place at 2pm on Sunday 11 September at Hackney Town Hall.

The Proclamation was read out on the steps of Hackney Town Hall by Speaker of Hackney, Cllr Humaira Garasia.

She made the Proclamation alongside Lord Lieutenant of Hackney, Stephen Howlett.

Key timings ahead of Lying-in-State period

On Tuesday 13 September 2022, The Queen’s Coffin will be conveyed to Buckingham Palace by road, to rest in the Bow Room.

On the afternoon of Wednesday 14 September 2022, the Coffin of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be borne in Procession on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, where The Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall until the morning of the State Funeral.

The Procession will travel via Queen’s Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard.

For more information on timings, see Arrangements for the Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.

Lying-in-State

Prior to the State Funeral, The Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall. The Lying-in-State period will begin on Wednesday evening (14 September 2022) and will then continue for four full days.

The public will be able to file past the coffin 24 hours a day from 5pm on Wednesday until 6.30am on the day of the funeral – Monday 19 September.

Those wishing to attend will be required to queue for many hours, possibly overnight. Large crowds are expected and people are encouraged to check ahead, plan accordingly and be prepared for long wait times.

All those attending the Lying-in-State will go through airport-style security and there are tight restrictions on what you can take in, with only small bags permitted. Step-free access will be available for those who need it.

For those unable to travel, key moments of the ceremonial procession and the Lying-in-State will be broadcast on the BBC, Sky News and ITV.

On the morning of Monday 19 September 2022, the Lying-in-State will end and the Coffin will be taken in Procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where the State Funeral Service will take place.

For more information, see Arrangements for the Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.

State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September 2022 at 11am.

This will be broadcast live on the TV, radio and internet – check TV schedules for more information.

For more information, see Arrangements for the Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen.

Page updated on: 13 September 2022