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   HM The Queen - National Period of Mourning and Books of Condolence    12 September, 2022

After Saturday's Proclamation of the new King, Charles III, flags have been lowered once more as we continue to mourn the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. They will remain at half mast until after the State Funeral on Monday 19th September.

Portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Books of Condolence are available at Fen Ditton Parish Church and at South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne CB23 6EA. Flowers and tributes may be laid in both places. An official online Book of Condolence is being made available on the Royal Family website, and a further online Book has been set up by Cambridgeshire County Council. Messages left on this will be saved as a local archive.

Thanksgiving Services will be held at Great St Mary’s Church in Cambridge and Ely Cathedral on Sunday 18th September 2022, with further details to be published in due course.

Cambridgeshire will also take part in the two-minute silence planned at 11am* on the day of the State Funeral on 19th September 2022, and the National Moment of Reflection at 8pm on the evening before.

*UPDATE Buckingham Palace has more recently announced that the two-minutes' silence will now start at approximately 11.55am, towards the end of the State Funeral Service.

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