The Royal Household have announced the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Camden Council is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch. Our deepest condolences are with the Royal Family. 

Official tributes have been paid on behalf of Camden by:

Camden has preparations in place to allow residents to leave tributes and has collated information to help everyone understand arrangements during the period of mourning. 

Messages of condolence

Residents can post a message on the e-book of condolence hosted on the Royal website.

Camden Council have now opened books of condolence for residents to sign at these locations:


Members of the public are invited to leave floral tributes at dedicated sites in Green Park and Hyde Park. Flowers left outside the gates of Buckingham Palace will be moved to The Green Park Floral Tribute Garden by The Royal Parks. For more information, visit


“The Proclamation” is the official announcement of the new monarch.

Camden’s proclamation of the new monarch took place at 2pm, Sunday 11 September 2022, at Russell Square.

Key timings ahead of Lying-in-State period

On the afternoon of Wednesday 14 September 2022, the Coffin of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be borne in Procession on a Gun Carriage of The King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery from Buckingham Palace to the Palace of Westminster, where The Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall until the morning of the State Funeral.

The Procession will travel via Queen’s Gardens, The Mall, Horse Guards and Horse Guards Arch, Whitehall, Parliament Street, Parliament Square and New Palace Yard.

For more information on timings, visit


Prior to the State Funeral, The Queen will Lie-in-State in Westminster Hall. The Lying-in-State period will begin on Wednesday evening (14 September 2022) and will then continue for four full days.

The public will be able to file past the coffin 24 hours a day from 5pm on Wednesday until 6.30am on the day of the funeral - Monday 19 September 2022. 

Those wishing to attend will be required to queue for many hours, possibly overnight. Large crowds are expected and people are encouraged to check ahead, plan accordingly and be prepared for long wait times.  

All those attending the Lying-in-State will go through airport-style security and there are tight restrictions on what you can take in, with only small bags permitted. Step-free access will be available for those who need it.

For those unable to travel, key moments of the ceremonial procession and the Lying-in-State will be broadcast on the BBC, Sky News and ITV.

On the morning of Monday 19 September 2022, the Lying-in-State will end and the Coffin will be taken in Procession from the Palace of Westminster to Westminster Abbey, where the State Funeral Service will take place.

For more information, visit

National Moment of Reflection

The public have been invited to take part in a National Moment of Reflection to mourn the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and reflect on her life and legacy.

This will take place at 8pm on Sunday 18 September, the night before the State Funeral, and will be marked by a one-minute silence.

The silence can be marked privately at home, with friends and family, out on doorsteps or the street with neighbours, or at locally arranged community events and vigils.

Camden remembrance service

Residents are welcome to attend a multi-faith Civic Service on Sunday 18 September in remembrance of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

The service will be held at St Pancras Church, Euston Road, NW1 2BA at 7.30pm and will observe the national minute's silence at 8pm. There will also be music from the Choir of St Pancras Church.

State Funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

The State Funeral of Her Majesty The Queen will take place at Westminster Abbey on Monday 19 September 2022 at 11am. This will be broadcast live on the TV, radio and internet – check TV schedules for more information.

For more information, visit

Changes to Camden services

His Majesty King Charles III has announced that Monday 19 September will be a bank holiday to mark the day of the State Funeral.

Some Camden services will be closed or operating on reduced opening hours. Please see our dedicated news item for more information.

Travel advice for the mourning period

For travel advice for the period of mourning following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, visit

Parking restrictions in Camden on Monday 19 September

The usual bank holiday arrangement allowing motor vehicles to park on single yellow lines in the borough will NOT apply on Monday 19 September. We will issue vehicles that park on single yellow lines with a PCN, and the vehicle may be at risk of further enforcement action. This will allow us to help the police manage traffic in London. Neighbouring boroughs are following similar arrangements.

Vehicles may be legally parked in:

  • Resident or shared use (resident permit or paid for parking) bays
  • Paid for parking bays
  • Business permit holder bays
  • Doctors’ bays
  • Loading bays
  • Market trader permit bays
  • Motorcycle bays (Motorcycles only)

For more information, visit our dedicated bank holiday parking page.