HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire remembers Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Statement from the Lord-Lieutenant

Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire attends a wreath laying ceremony in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Following the sad news of the death of The Queen, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Michael Kapur OBE, said:


I am deeply saddened by the death of our Queen, who dedicated her life to the service of our country and the Commonwealth.

Queen Elizabeth served as our Monarch longer than any of her predecessors and was hugely respected and loved by people across the world. The recent Platinum Jubilee celebrations demonstrated how loved and treasured she was.

I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to our new King and all members of the Royal family at this very sad time.

I will be observing Royal mourning until 26 September which means that I will not be undertaking social engagements as Lord-Lieutenant until after the Royal mourning.



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Events and services

During the national mourning period, a number of events and services took place.

Day Event
Friday 9 September Books of Condolence were opened at County Hall, Leicester Town Hall and St Martin’s House.

10am on
Saturday 10 September

Civic leaders gathered to lay wreaths at Green Dragon Square in Leicester.
6.30pm on Saturday 10 September A service of thanksgiving was held at St Mary de Castro Church.
1pm on Sunday 11 September The Proclamation was read in Leicester by the High Sheriff.
Monday 12 September A temporary exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen’s life opened at The Guidlhall in Leicester and at County Hall.
Tuesday 13 September Special Council meetings took place in Leicester and Leicestershire to provide an opportunity for elected members to remember The Queen.
5.30pm on Sunday 18 September A Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving was held at St James the Greater Church in Leicester and was livestreamed the Cathedral’s Youtube channel.
Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire attends the proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III in Leicester