Leader statement: Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: (Reigned 1952-2022)

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II: (Reigned 1952-2022)

“Today is a deeply sad day for Camden and for our whole country as we learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Our hearts go out to the Royal Family who have lost a mother, grandmother, and great grandmother as well as a monarch today. 

“Like many in our community, I have never known a time when Queen Elizabeth II hasn’t been our head of state providing reassurance and leadership through so many changes. Her Majesty has lived a life of extraordinary service and was a figure of unity in many difficult as well as happy times. 

“As we celebrated her service during the recent jubilee, I heard many stories from our diverse communities about what her reign meant and symbolised. 

“She never stopped working for her country till the end and today we honour her dedication. 

“I hope in the days and weeks to come we will come together as a country and reflect on how we carry her spirit of self-sacrifice and public service forward. 

“Camden will now be joining the rest of the UK in a period of mourning. We will be opening books of condolence across the borough and I will be writing to the Royal Family to express my deep sympathies.”

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council