The Death of Her Majesty The Queen

Her Majesty The Queen

Elizabeth II

1926 to 2022

Flags at Milton Keynes City Council have been flying at half mast following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

The Mayor of Milton Keynes, Mayor Amanda Marlow said:

“It is with great sadness that Milton Keynes City Council hears of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

We send our deep condolences to the Royal Family on behalf of the people of Milton Keynes. I will be writing to The Royal Household to express our sympathies.

Her Majesty’s 70-year reign witnessed many milestones in the history of this country and the Commonwealth, and more changes in the way we live our lives than any previous reign.

Milton Keynes was created in the modern Elizabethan age, and we are profoundly honoured that The City of Milton Keynes was designated for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

We express gratitude for Her Majesty’s life of dedication and service to the British people.”

National Moment of Reflection

A National Moment of Reflection in the form of a one-minute silence will be held at 8pm on Sunday 18 September.

Floral tributes

The Mayor of Milton Keynes formally lay flowers on behalf of the City at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park.

Residents who wish to lay flowers are also invited to do so at the Milton Keynes Rose. Flowers left in other areas may be moved there. The City Council requests that flowers are taken out of cellophane wrappers where possible, and that no naked flames or candles are left.

Messages of Condolence

A book of condolence has been opened at the Milton Keynes City Council Civic offices. The book is open to the public to sign daily between 9am and 5pm at the Milton Keynes City Council Civic offices. Messages can also be shared in a national online Book of Condolence at

The Mayor has written a letter of condolence to the Royal Household. Read it here.

Commemorative Service

A special commemorative service in memory of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II will be held at 1pm on Sunday 18 September at The Church of Christ the Cornerstone in Milton Keynes.  The service will be led by Revd. Ernesto Lozada-Uzuriaga with the Rt Revd Dr Alan Wilson. Bishop of Buckingham. As space at the Church is limited, it will also be live streamed. Click here for more details and a link to watch the live stream.

Memorial Service

A Memorial Service for Her Majesty The Queen will be held at the Milton Keynes Rose in Campbell Park on Saturday 17 September from 7pm.

This a free to attend event open to all. The event will finish in the dark, so please bring a torch with you.

Reading of the Proclamation

Watch a recorded live stream of the Reading of the Proclamation in the accession of a new Sovereign, as read in the Milton Keynes City Council Chamber on 11 September.

Council Motion

Click to read a Motion regarding the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the accession of His Majesty King Charles III submitted to a meeting of the Council on 14 September.