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Portsmouth mourns HM Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II on a visit to Portsmouth in 2009

The Lord Mayor, Councillors and Officers of Portsmouth City Council, who own and operate Portsmouth International Port, would like to express their deep sadness following the recent announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Statement from The Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Cllr Hugh Mason:

“On behalf of councillors and officers at Portsmouth City Council, I would like to express my deepest sadness following the recent announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. I would like to take this opportunity to offer our condolences to the Royal Family, who remain in our thoughts and prayers at this very sad time.”

Mike Sellers, port director added:

“On behalf of the port, I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family following the very sad news of the death of Her Majesty The Queen, who dedicated a lifetime of service to this country with unwavering devotion.

“Her Majesty undertook the role of Master of the Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets, as well as Patron of The Seafarers’ Charity with duty and grace, making her loved and admired by people throughout the maritime industry. Her extraordinary legacy will live on for many years to come.”

Flags at the port and across the city are being flown at half mast as a sign of respect.

Information will be provided here to enable residents and visitors to the city to pay their respects, including details about books of condolence, floral tributes and services and events in Portsmouth.