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Paying respects locally
During the ten-day period of national mourning following the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II, people could pay their respects in a number of ways.
An online national book of condolence is open on the Royal Family website.
Local books of condolence
Local books of condolence were open at the following locations:
- The Town Hall, Reigate
- The Harlequin Theatre & Cinema, Redhill
- Banstead Community Centre
- Horley Community Centre
Written tributes could also be delivered by hand to a special post box at the Town Hall for inclusion into the loose-leaf books.
Letters to The King sending condolences should be sent to:
FAO The King's Private Secretary,
Floral tributes could be left at the following flag poles. Please remember to remove all packaging first, including plastic wrapping. This is because, at the appropriate time, flowers will be taken for composting.
- Town Hall Reigate’s ceremonial entrance
- Memorial Park, Redhill
- Lady Neville Recreation Ground, Banstead
- Horley Recreation Ground
If you would prefer to make a donation to charity in remebrance, rather than laying flowers, mementoes or tributes, please consider donating to either a cause closely identified with Queen Elizabeth II or a charity of your own choice in Her Majesty's name. Details of these can be found on the charities and patronages page of the Royal Family website.
Guidance for the period of national mourning can be found at the following links:
- Mourning and Condolence arrangements at the Royal Residences
- Guidance for the Period of National Mourning - GOV.UK
As a mark of respect, the Union Flag at the Town Hall was flown at half-mast during the period of national mourning.
The Council will also hold a one-minute silence at its Council meeting on 22 September in remembrance.
At 10.30am on the day of the national proclamation, the Town Hall’s Union Flag was raised to full mast for the proclamation of the King, in line with national protocol. It remained at full mast until 1pm the following day (Sunday 11 September) when all Union Flags nationally were returned to half-mast.
Flag flying guidance following the death of Queen Elizabeth II can be found here Flag flying guidance following the death of Her Majesty The Queen - GOV.UK.