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  • Books of condolence for Queen Elizabeth II

    Updated at 11.15pm on Monday 19 September 2022

    Books of condolence were open for the public to sign in the main reception area and the east wing of Belfast City Hall.

    The books remained open to sign until 8pm on Monday 19 September 2022.

  • State funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on 19 September 2022

    The state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II took place at 11am in Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September. It was broadcast live on a big screen in the grounds of Belfast City Hall.

  • Events in Royal Hillsborough and Belfast on 13 September 2022

    King Charles III and The Queen Consort came to Northern Ireland on Tuesday 13 September. They were joined by politicians and the Secretary of State at a reception in Hillsborough Castle.

    They also attended a Service of Reflection in St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast, which reflected on the life of Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II. It was broadcast live on a screen in the grounds at Belfast City Hall. 

  • A re-reading of the Accession Proclamation

    The High Sheriff of Belfast Councillor John Hussey donned ceremonial robes for a re-reading of the Accession Proclamation at Belfast City Hall on Sunday 11 September at 3pm.

    It follows the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Official Proclamations were read across the UK at 12pm on Sunday – at Royal Hillsborough and in Edinburgh and Cardiff - following the reading of the Principal Proclamation of the new King, Charles III, at St James’ Palace in the City of London on Saturday.

    The High Sheriff was joined by The Lord Lieutenant of the Co Borough of Belfast, Dame Fionnuala Jay-O’Boyle DBE DStJ, for the re-reading of the Proclamation in Belfast City Hall.

    Members of the public were welcome to attend.

  • Special council meeting

    Following the re-reading of the Proclamation, Members of Belfast City Council met on Sunday 11 September in the Council Chamber for a Special Meeting of Council to pay tribute to the late Queen.

    The meeting was streamed live on our website at 3.30pm and broadcast live on Microsoft Teams. You can watch the webcast

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