Here are some frequently asked questions in relation to the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 

How can I pay my respects?

If you wish, you may leave a floral tribute at the Carillon Tower in Queen's Park, Loughborough. We are asking people to remove paper and cellophane wrapping from flowers as when they are removed they will be turned into compost and spread on flower beds in Queen’s Park.

What will happen to the floral tributes that people leave at the designated sites?

Floral tributes left at Carillon Tower will remain there until the day following The Queen’s funeral and then they will be taken away to be turned into compost which, once it is ready, will then be spread onto the flower beds in Queen’s Park.   

Where can I go to sign a book of condolence?

You will be able to sign a book of condolence at Loughborough Town Hall and the main Council offices in Southfield Road, Loughborough. Opening hours for these locations are as follows: 

Loughborough Town Hall

Monday – Sunday:   9am – 5pm

Southfield Offices

Monday – Friday:  9am - 5pm 

It is likely that there will be further condolence books in local town and parish council offices. 

The Books of Condolence will remain open until 5pm on the day following The Queen’s funeral.

I won’t be able to sign a book of condolence in person. What can I do?

You can sign the national online book of condolence on the Royal Family website or a local online condolence book organised by the Lord Lieutenant’s office at County Hall.

When will The Queen’s funeral take place?

This is yet to be confirmed. 

Will there be a national period of mourning?

The period of mourning will start from the day of death until the day after the funeral. 

How long will the national period of mourning last?

The period of mourning will last for 12 days and therefore began on Thursday, September 8 and Tuesday, September 20.

What should I wear or do during the national period of mourning?

There is no specific requirement to dress differently during the period of mourning, but you may wish to wear dark colours and dress appropriately for any formal occasion.

Will there be any special events taking place locally?

The following will take place in Leicester: 

  • Saturday, September 10 at 5.30pm - Open Service for members of the public at St Mary de Castro Church
  • Sunday, September 11 at 1pm:  Reading of the Proclamation in Town Hall Square, Leicester 

The following will take place in Loughborough:

  • Sunday, September 11 -  Reading of the Proclamation at 2pm at the Carillon Tower in Queen's Park, Loughborough. Read more about the event
  • Friday, September 16, at 7pm: Open Service of Thanksgiving for Queen Elizabeth II for members of the public at All Saints with Holy Trinity Parish Church

Will formal Council meetings take place as usual?

For the period of Royal Mourning, the Council will postpone public meetings and will, where necessary, employ delegated powers where urgent decisions are required.

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Last updated: Fri 9th September, 2022 @ 20:57