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Books of condolence have opened at Belfast City Hall

Date: 09 Sep 2022

White flowers sitting on top of an open book of condolence.

The Lord Mayor of Belfast Councillor Christina Black and the Lord Lieutenant Dame Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle have opened books of condolence at City Hall today, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Members of the public will be able to sign the books which will be at City Hall until the day of the state funeral.

Books of condolence will be in the main reception area of City Hall and will be available for signing from 9.30am-8pm, Monday to Friday, and 10am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday. The books will close on the day of Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, Monday 19 September.

The Garden of Remembrance at City Hall will also be open for anyone wishing to lay floral tributes.

The public are being asked to only leave tributes in the Garden of Remembrance and to enter via Donegall Square West. Stewards will be on hand to assist members of the public. City Hall grounds are open 7am-8pm daily.

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The Union flag at City Hall will be flown until the morning after the state funeral, in line with Royal protocol.

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