A Maidstone Borough Council Book of Condolences has now been opened at the Town Hall, Jubilee Square, and All Saints Church, Maidstone for anyone who would like to pay their respects to Her Majesty providing a moment of privacy and quiet reflection. The books will be available daily 9am to 6pm until the day after the funeral at 5pm for people to sign and send their messages to the Royal family, once complete it will be sent to Buckingham Palace.
Flowers and tributes to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II can be made locally at Jubilee Square in Maidstone town centre and a church service will be conducted at All Saints Church which will be open to anyone who would like to attend.
As a mark of respect, the flag at Maidstone Town Hall has been set at half-mast.
Cllr Derek Mortimer Mayor of Maidstone said:
It is with great sadness that we reflect on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This is an extremely sad time for the entire country as we mourn the death of The Queen after 70 years on the throne. We will remember her as a remarkable woman who has steadfastly represented our country with great pride and determination, and she will be greatly missed. Her Majesty worked tirelessly to carry out her Royal duties, helping to make our country even greater.
On behalf of the Borough Council and the people of Maidstone I would like to send our sincerest condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time.