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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On behalf of Mautby Parish Council, may I express the most sincere condolences and deep sorrow on the sad loss of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

The Queen is the only monarch that most of us have ever known and over the past 70 years has been a shining example of duty, service and goodness to the whole country, bringing stability even in the most difficult of times. She will be sadly missed.

Our good wishes go to King Charles III on his accession to the throne and over the years that lay ahead.

Martin Lamb, Chairman, Mautby Parish Council

There is a book of condolence for HM Queen Elizabeth at Runham church. There are also some tea lights for people to light if desired. The church will be open all the time.

These are the local civic arrangements for public mourning in the Borough of Great Yarmouth following the death of HM The Queen. Our protocols link with the Norfolk-wide and national arrangements for mourning.


Book of condolence and floral tributes

Members of the public can sign a civic book of condolence in the Atrium at the Town Hall from Friday, September 9, until and including the day before the funeral. The book will be open for signing daily between 10am and 4pm. An online book of condolence is available on the Royal Family's website at

The public are welcome to lay floral tributes outside the front of the Town Hall. 

Cllr Graham Plant, the mayor of the Great Yarmouth, has sent a letter of condolence to the Royal Family on behalf of the Borough.


On Sunday the public is invited to witness the Mayor read the official Proclamation of Accession of King Charles III outside of the Town Hall at 1.30pm; please arrive from 1.15pm. This will follow the Accession Council and Principal Proclamation announcing the new sovereign in London on Saturday.

To mark the proclamation of the new monarch at St James's Palace, the Union Flag outside the Town Hall will be raised to full mast at on Saturday. The flag will be flown at full mast until the next day, when it will be returned to half-mast until the day after the funeral.

Civic service at Great Yarmouth Minster

A civic service of remembrance will be held at Great Yarmouth Minster on Sunday, 18 September; timings to be confirmed. The public are invited to join civic dignitaries at this service. Attendees should wear dark clothing.

There will also be a two minute silence led by the Mayor at 11am on the day of the funeral, expected to be Monday, 19 September, at Great Yarmouth Minster. Please note however that the date of the funeral has not yet been confirmed.

Other mourning arrangements

As a mark of respect, the Union Flag outside of the Town Hall will fly at half-mast until the day after the funeral, except for during the period of Proclamation.

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