Queen Elizabeth II: Where to pay respects in Bristol; location of book of condolence and floral tributes at cathedral

Bristol has entered a state of mourning with the rest of the UK after the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.

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Bristol awakes a city in mourning following the death of the country’s longest-ever reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, aged 96.

The new head of state, King Charles III will address the nation later today with tributes expected to continue flooding in for his mother.

Residents in Bristol who wish to pay their respect to the Queen will be able to do so in a number of ways including signing the official books of condolence or laying floral tributes.

Bristol City Council has confirmed the books of condolence are available at City Hall and Bristol Cathedral alongside a Bristol e-book, and a national e-book of condolence.

Those who wish to lay a floral tribute have been asked to do so on the West End of Bristol Cathedral.

Floral tributes will be laid at Bristol CathedralFloral tributes will be laid at Bristol Cathedral
Floral tributes will be laid at Bristol Cathedral

The Proclamation of the new Monarch, Charles III, will be read in front of the fountains on College Green at a date to be confirmed.

Flags at civic buildings across Bristol will be flying at half-mast, and City Hall will be lit up in purple throughout our period of national mourning.

Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees said: “It is with great sadness that we mourn the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

“Our city’s thoughts are with the His Majesty The King, his children, and the wider Royal Family.

“This year we celebrated the Platinum Jubilee, which saw Bristol come together to mark the Queen’s lifetime of unprecedented, dedicated service to our country.

“Throughout her reign, she had an ambitious schedule of royal tours and state visits around the world, and I had great admiration for her devotion to the role as she continued a full programme of engagements even into her later years.”

A national book of condolence can be found here