FROM HIS EXCELLENCY GOVERNOR JOHN RANKIN CMG
THURSDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER:
The following statement has issued from Buckingham Palace:
“The Queen died peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon. The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this evening and will return to London tomorrow.”
I know the people of the British Virgin Islands will be deeply saddened by this news and will join me in a period of mourning for Her Majesty The Queen. Our thoughts are with the Royal Family at this difficult time.
Her Majesty gave exemplary and loyal service throughout her life. She was a friend to the British Virgin Islands visiting twice, in 1966 arriving on the Royal Yacht Britannia which was anchored in Road Harbour, and returning again in 1977 when she laid the foundation stone for a new wing of Peebles Hospital.
We will remember her with great fondness and respect.
Arrangements will be made both online and in person for those wishing to offer condolences and further announcements will made in due course.
- Condolence books will be available online at the www.royal.uk website and we will be opening a book of condolence on Friday 9th September at the Old Government House Museum.
- This will be open to the public from 11am-3pm on Friday 9th September, from 10am until 3pm on Saturday 10th September and then each day from Monday 12th September from 10am until 3pm until the funeral of HM The Queen.
- Further announcements will be made in due course.