Mayors mourn the death
of HM Queen Elizabeth II
Mayors remember The Queen
September 2022: The death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September 2022 has touched millions of people around the world. The Queen, during her 70-year reign, travelled widely and visited cities on all continents. She will be remembered as someone who took great interest in the lives of the people she met on her travels. Following her death, mayors from Europe, America, Africa and Asia sent their condolences and described her as an inspiration to young an old. The Mayor of London wrote that the Queen inspired hope during the most testing times. The Mayor of Berlin called the Queen a legend in her lifetime, while the Mayor of Los Angeles lauded her as an incarnation of her country and its values.
Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London:
The nation and the world mourn today in recognition of the extraordinary service of our Queen - Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She served for 70 years with unrivalled grace, dignity and purpose.
Throughout a period of unprecedented transformation, she was a source of great stability, inspiring hope during the most testing of times and exemplifying the best of what it means to be British.
I’m proud to have served as Mayor of London while Queen Elizabeth II was our monarch. I know Londoners, and people across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth, are immensely proud and grateful for what she achieved for us all over so many years. I offer my condolences to the Royal Family at this difficult time.
Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester:
On behalf of everyone in Greater Manchester, I wish to convey our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family following the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.
Queen Elizabeth II has been an ever-present in our lives. Our sense of loss is profound because she gave us all so much. As the longest reigning monarch in the history of the United Kingdom, she gave our communities and our country the greatest possible service and guidance. For that, and for her exceptional life, we give thanks.
Andy Street, Mayor of West Midlands:
Queen Elizabeth II’s standards and values made her the Queen she was, and these hallmarks must still guide us. Thank you your Majesty for your service, dedication and unwavering commitment to your people. On this, the saddest day for our country, my thoughts are with the Royal Family.
Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol:
My thoughts and those of people across Bristol are with His Majesty The King, his children, and the wider Royal Family. This year's Platinum Jubilee celebrated Her Majesty The Queen’s unprecedented service. City Hall is lit up in remembrance and its flags are at half-mast
Peter Taylor, Mayor of Watford:
I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Queen Elizabeth II who passed away at Balmoral. Her Majesty the Queen dedicated her life to our country and the Commonwealth, and we unite as a nation to mourn her passing and to show our gratitude for her lifetime of outstanding service.
Queen Elizabeth II guided this country through a period of great change during her 70-year reign, taking the United Kingdom from the post war years of the 1950s to the modern, global and diverse nation it is today. Throughout this change, Her Majesty’s steady and unceasing presence showed unwavering care and leadership for her people across the globe. Her life was an example and inspiration to us all.
We also remember that the Queen was a proud and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with the Royal family at this sad time. On behalf of all the residents of Watford and the councillors and officers of Watford Borough Council, I would like to offer our deepest sympathies to them on her passing.
Franziska Giffey, Mayor of Berlin:
The Queen accompanied us throughout our lives, she was already a legend during her lifetime. It was the power of her great personality that has always fascinated us Berliners. We mourn with the Windsor family, the British nation and especially with all British people living in our city."
Peter Tschentscher, Mayor of Hamburg:
An era is coming to an end. Hamburg has close ties to Great Britain and mournswith the citizens of the United Kingdom. The Queen was a woman of the century “who gave Great Britain support, strength and confidence in good times and bad. Many have come and gone. She was somehow always there. Rest in peace.
Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris:
Tonight, the Eiffel Tower lights will be switched off in homage to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. On behalf of all Parisians I convey our deep sympathy and support for the people of the United Kingdom.
Rafa Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw:
Great sorrow. End of the era. Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96, after 70 years of rule. Condolences to our British friends.
Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington DC:
Here in Washington DC, we raise the UK flag from the Capitol to the White House, to stand in solidarity with the world as we mourn the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City:
It is with sadness that I learned of the passing of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was committed to a life of service which impacted many. She was a global force who will be remembered for her reign of 70 years. Our deepest condolences to the Royal Family, the people of the United Kingdom, and the Commonwealth.
Andre Dickens, Mayor of Atlanta:
The City of Atlanta joins the world in mourning the loss of the Queen. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Royal Family, the people of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth realms. The Queen served her country for 70 years and her loss will be greatly felt around the globe. I send my condolences to the British Consulate General Atlanta, the UK residents who now make their home in Atlanta and the residents of our sister city, Newcastle upon Tyne.
Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles:
City Hall will be illuminated in the red and blue colors of the British flag in honor of the late queen. Los Angeles mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth ll. She was an incarnation of her country and its values. The Queen's spirit of adventure, discovery, and devotion to her people will live on.
John Tory, Mayor of Toronto:
The Queen was a beacon of eloquence, stability and commitment to duty. During her time spent in the city and in Canada, many people including myself had the opportunity to meet her and witness her quick wit, grace and wonderful smile.
So many of us have known no other Queen. She was the one constant and reassuring presence in our own country and on the world stage over so many decades.
Across Toronto, our thoughts are with the King and all the members of the Royal Family at this sad time.
Doug McCallum, Mayor of Surrey, British Columbia:
My deepest condolences. The Queen was a constant and steadying presence to the people of my city and country.
Ron Huldai, Mayor of Tel Aviv:
Great sorrow fell on Britain with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, one of the most important and influential leaders the world has ever known. Tonight, we all share in the sorrow of the United Kingdom.
Geordin Hill-Lewis, Mayor Cape Town:
It was in Cape Town, marking her 21st birthday in 1947, that the then-Princess Elizabeth pledged that her “whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.”
The Queen lived a long and consequential life, fulfilling her pledge to serve until her very last breath at the age of 96. She was an exemplary leader of the kind seldom seen in the modern era.
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