Books of condolence are being opened across London, and the rest of the Commonwealth, as well as on the royal website.
Books of condolence will available across town halls, libraries, and other locations throughout the Commonwealth. As a mark of respect, the books are usually kept on a trestle table with a white tablecloth, along with an arrangement of lilies or other white flowers, and a framed photograph of the Queen, with a black ribbon wrapped around the top right-hand corner.
Where you can sign a book of condolence
There will no physical books of condolence at the royal residences, but members of the public can leave their messages online.
Earlier today, the royal family announced: “There will be opportunities to sign books of condolence at various town halls and other locations throughout the UK. Please check with your local authority.”
Local newspapers and websites may also have information on the locations of books of condolence.
Here are a few locations across London that have set up books for residents to sign.
Westminster City Council
64 Victoria St, SW1E 6QP
Kensington Town Hall civic reception
Hornton Street, W8 7NX
North Kensington Library
108 Ladbroke Grove, W11 1PZ
Chelsea Old Town Hall
King’s Road, SW3 5EZ
160 Tooley Street, SE1
Room G-01 in Lambeth Town Hall
1 Brixton Hill, SW2 1RW
Camden Town Library
218 Eversholt Street, NW1 1BD
Islington Town Hall
Upper Street, N1 2UD
Hendon Town Hall
The Burroughs, NW4 4BG
Embassies across the Commonwealth countries have also opened up books of condolence.
Australia and Canada have also followed suit and opened condolence books across their nations.
What happens to them
The books of condolence are not expected to be collected until after the Queen’s funeral. Once closed, the books will be given to relatives of the Queen or archived.