13
September
2022
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16:55
Europe/Amsterdam

City of London Corporation passes address of condolence to His Majesty King Charles III

The City of London Corporation’s Court of Common Council has passed an address of condolence to His Majesty King Charles III.

The Chief Commoner, Deputy Simon Duckworth, O.B.E., D.L., read and proposed the Address which was seconded by the senior Alderman and approved unanimously by the whole Court.

It said:

May it please Your Majesty,

We, the Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Commons of the City of London in Common Council assembled, Your Majesty's loyal and devoted subjects, conscious of your deep feelings of loss occasioned by the death of our greatly respected Queen, express with our humble duty our own profound sentiments of sympathy and condolence.

We treasure many happy memories of Her Majesty’s gracious presence within the City during the course of her long and dedicated reign.  We greatly admired her physical and moral courage, her energy, discipline, strong sense of duty and care for her subjects.  She showed that The Crown is not only a real symbol of our unity but also became a personal and living bond between subject and Sovereign, here and throughout the Commonwealth.  The recent celebration of her Platinum Jubilee underlined this bond.

We in this City have been blessed by a long and deeply treasured association with The Crown.  We proclaim our resolute loyalty and enduring affection for Your Majesty and wish you health and strength long to reign over us.

ENDS

Notes to editors

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

The Court of Common Council is the City Corporation’s main decision-making body.

 

Matthew Cooper
Square Mile Recovery Communications Officer
City of London Corporation
E: matthew.cooper@cityoflondon.gov.uk
M: 07734 232882