City opens Book of Condolence following City Proclamation at Royal Exchange

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City Proclamation
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The City of London Corporation has opened a Book of Condolence to give the public an opportunity to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen.

It will be situated on the upper level of Guildhall Art Gallery and open to the public from 10.30am-4pm every day until September 21.

On Saturday, crowds gathered at the Royal Exchange for the City Proclamation, a historic ceremony at which His Majesty King Charles III was proclaimed heir to the throne.

The crown was automatically passed to Charles as soon as Queen Elizabeth passed away on September 8, but an ascension ceremony formalises the change of monarch.

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With the late Queen having ruled for 70 years, this is the first time such a ceremony has been held since 1952.

The State Funeral of Her Majesty will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday September 19 at 11am.

Prior to the funeral, The Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall for four days, to allow the public to pay their respects.

The City of London paid tribute to Her Majesty The Queen through the Lord Mayor of the City of London, Vincent Keaveny, and City Corporation Policy Chairman, Chris Hayward, recognising her ‘momentous reign’.

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