The people of the West Midlands are deeply saddened at the death of the Queen on Thursday 8th September 2022.

Queen Elizabeth II was born on 21 April 1926 and became Queen on 6th February 1952 following the death of her father, King George VI after a prolonged illness.

The Queen has ruled for longer than any other Monarch in British history, becoming a much loved and respected figure across the globe. Her extraordinary reign has seen her travel more widely than any other monarch, undertaking many historic overseas visits. Known for her sense of duty and her devotion to a life of service, she has been an important figurehead for the UK and the Commonwealth during times of enormous change.

Our thoughts are with The King at this time.

For further information, please visit the Royal Website at An online Condolence book will be available via the Royal website.

Accession proclamation will be read at a pre-determined location in each City and Metropolitan Borough Council area and books of condolence will be available throughout West Midlands. Further information can be found by visiting your council website.