The Art Gallery of London holds a book of condolence in memory of the Queen

The Guildhall Art Gallery is set to open a condolence book to allow the public to pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II.

The London venue will house the book in honor of the long-reigning monarch, who passed away at Balmoral Castle on Thursday.

It comes after King Charles III was officially declared the nation’s new monarch on Saturday morning during a meeting of the Accession Council.

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King Charles III and Queen on the Board of Accessions at St James’s Palace, London (Victoria Jones/PA)

The book will be located upstairs of the Guildhall art gallery on Sunday, open to the public for signatures from 10:30 a.m., with people encouraged to pay their respects.

This is not the first time the gallery has become an outlet for grief, having opened a book of condolences following the London Bridge terror attacks in 2017.

The Guildhall Art Gallery and the Roman Amphitheater in London are both closed on Friday in honor of the Queen’s passing.

Condolences for the Queen are also available at churches, theaters and local authorities around the country, as well as on the royal website.

The royal family has added a “Book of Condolences” to its official website, allowing people from all over the world to send messages of support.

A book of condolences was opened at Cardiff City Hall on Friday, with people encouraged to leave memorial flowers outside the building.

One of the messages left with the flowers read: “Thank you for a lifetime of dedication. You will always be in our hearts.”

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Another said: “Lily flowers for our beautiful Queen Lilibet. We will mourn you forever.”

Inside City Hall, Cardiff Mayor, councilor Graham Hinchey, said: “Queen Elizabeth II has dedicated her entire life to serving this country, while remaining a solid presence. and safe during times of war, social and political turmoil, and throughout the recent pandemic.

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President Joe Biden signs the condolence book at the British Embassy in Washington (Susan Walsh/PA)

“Before becoming Queen in 1952, she was awarded the title of Liberal by the City of Cardiff in 1948.

“And the city has been honored to welcome her on numerous occasions during her reign, most recently Senedd’s official grand opening last October.

“It is with great sadness that Wales’ capital city will now join the rest of the country in mourning the end of a remarkable life and dynasty.”

Condolence books have also been opened at locations across Northern Ireland and Lord Glasgow Jacqueline McLaren, in his capacity as Lord, was the first to sign the condolence book at the City Chambers in Glasgow.

President Joe Biden also signed a condolence book at the British Embassy in Washington on Thursday following news of the death.

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