Members of the public are able to pay their respects to Her Majesty The Queen by signing books of condolence at Cornwall Council buildings and in St Ives churches.
In St Ives, books can be found at both St Ia and St John’s. There is also an opportunity for residents and visitors to stop and pray or light a candle. This has led to the cancellation of some daytime September Festival events St Ia was due to host. Keep up to date by visiting the churches’ Facebook page.
The Cornwall Council books were officially opened yesterday (Friday) by the Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall, Edward Bolitho, council leader Linda Taylor, and council chairman Pauline Giles.
The books are available to sign every day from 9am until 5pm (apart from Sunday) and will close at 5pm on the day of the funeral. Our nearest is at St John’s Hall, in Penzance.
Alternatively, people can email their messages to firstname.lastname@example.org, or send them in writing to the Cornwall Lieutenancy Office, County Hall, Truro TR1 3AY.
Residents are also invited to witness Cornwall’s proclamation of the Accession of King Charles III, which will take place tomorrow (11th September) at Truro Cathedral, at 1pm. The proclamation of a new Sovereign is a very old tradition which can be traced over many centuries.
Andrew Williams, the High Sherriff of Cornwall, will read Cornwall’s proclamation at the cathedral. He will be accompanied by Pol Hodge, Grand Bard of the Gorsedh Kernow, who will read the proclamation in Cornish.
Town and Parish Councils in Cornwall will then hold local proclamations later on Sunday.
Mr Giles said: “We know that the residents of Cornwall will want to express their own feelings of sadness and respect for The Queen, who was much loved by people here, many of whom have fond memories of her many visits to the Duchy.”