We wish to express our deep sadness and condolences to The Royal Family at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Along with the whole country, Poundbury residents will feel a deep sense of loss of a monarch who has been a constant presence in our lives for the last seventy years. We endorse the words of the Duchy of Cornwall: –
“It is with great sadness that we observe the demise of HM Queen Elizabeth II. HM Queen Elizabeth II, took a keen interest in the Duchy of Cornwall during both the reign of her father HM King George VI and in the early years of her own reign. Together with HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, she made a number of visits across the Duchy estate and attended Council meetings until her son, HRH The Prince of Wales came of age as Duke of Cornwall.”
“The passing of HM Queen Elizabeth II and the succession of HM King Charles III marks the transition of the title of the Duke of Cornwall to HRH The Duke of Cambridge. As such the estate is in safe hands. It is right at this time, to recognise the huge changes made by our 24th Duke of Cornwall over 70 years. His Majesty passes the estate on much improved. “
“Clearly this loss has had a profound impact across the Duchy family including our many tenants. We will be observing a period of mourning across the estate but nevertheless all our offices will be open.”
Dorset Council add: –
Following the announcement yesterday of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, an online book of condolence is available on the Buckingham Palace website. Books of condolence are also available during opening hours at County Hall, Dorchester and in all Dorset libraries.
We invite people to leave flowers at the Memorial Corner to the front of County Hall, Dorchester. They will remain in place until 5pm on the day after the funeral of Her Majesty. In the event of continued inclement weather, they may be removed earlier. We ask that any flowers are unwrapped, and no non-compostable items are used.