Book of condolence for The Queen delivered to sheltered housing residents

Published: Thursday 15 September 2022

A sheltered housing resident signs a book of condolence following the passing of Queen Elizabeth II


Sheltered housing residents in Kensington and Chelsea have been able to pay their respects to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II after a book of condolence was hand delivered to their doors by the borough’s Leader and Deputy Leader.

Cllr Elizabeth Campbell and Cllr Kim Taylor-Smith toured seven homes on Wednesday morning and will be visiting more on Thursday to allow residents to add their messages of condolence to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Among the people to sign the book today was Stephen Kirk, a former gardener with the Royal Parks who took time to share photographs of himself meeting the Queen.

Being able to sign a physical book of condolence has allowed residents to feel a greater sense of attachment to the national period of mourning.

Cllr Elizabeth Campbell, Leader of Kensington and Chelsea Council, said:

“The Queen touched so many lives during her 70-year reign and it has been a privilege to take a book of condolence out to those who might not have otherwise been able to sign it.


“It was touching to hear residents’ memories of meeting the Queen, to look at the photos of these memorable occasions and to chat with those who were the Queen’s generation and hear them reminisce.”

Three books of condolence have been opened in Kensington and Chelsea following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Anyone wanting to pay their respects can leave a personal tribute in any of the books, which can be found in Chelsea Old Town Hall, Kensington Town Hall civic reception and North Kensington Library.